WWE’s “Raw Reunion” Monday night pinned down 3.093 million total viewers, an increase of 26% from last week’s regular ol’ “Raw” episode.
In terms of both total viewers and the key 18-49 demographic (1.463 million viewers, +42% versus the prior week), last night’s “Raw” was actually the highest-rated episode since the April 16, 2018 Superstar Shakeup.
Yes, that means it did even better than the “Raw” after WrestleMania 35, which is a big performer annually and marks the start of World Wrestling Entertainment’s new “season.” Monday’s episode was 5% higher among adults 18-49 than that April 8, 2019 fallout show, and did 6% better overall.
The “Raw Reunion” did not keep pace with Jan. 22, 2018’s “Raw 25” episode, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of WWE’s flagship series on USA Network.
Last week’s “Monday Night Raw” delivered 2.453 million total viewers in Nielsen’s Live + Same Day metric; 1.033 million of those came in the highly coveted 18-49 demographic.
Versus the same night last year, which a standard episode, Monday’s episode was up 23% in the demo and 12% overall.
This week’s special “Monday Night Raw” featured the return of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, as well as D-Generation X’s Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Road Dogg and X-Pac.
Also appearing were “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Alicia Fox, Alundra Blayze, Booker T, Eric Bischoff, Candice Michelle, Christian, D-Von Dudley, Eve Torres, Gerald Brisco, Sgt. Slaughter, The Godfather, Jillian Hall, “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Jonathan Coachman, Kaitlyn, Kelly Kelly, Lilian Garcia, Mark Henry, Melina, Pat Patterson, Rikishi, Ron Simmons, Santino Marella, The Boogeyman, The Hurricane and more.
Matchwise, Seth Rollins, D-Generation X and The Kliq went toe-to-toe with AJ Styles and The O.C. (formerly known as The Club). Plus, Kelly Kelly became the first-ever female 24/7 Champion, while Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, Ted DiBiase, Candice Michelle, Alundra Blayze also chased the title.
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