This week’s episode of WWE Raw had a lot of hype heading into the broadcast, as WWE had previously announced a huge #1 contender’s match featuring Bobby Lashley vs Roman Reigns with the winner advancing to face Brock Lesnar at WWE SummerSlam.
The show also featured the advertisement of a historic announcement in the form of the first-ever all-women’s PPV event Evolution, which kicked off the show and featured the return of Vince McMahon.
According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s WWE Raw averaged 2.779 million viewers, which is down from last week’s 2.866 million viewership average for the post-Extreme Rules episode of Raw.
Below is the hourly breakdown for this week’s WWE Raw viewership:
-The first hour averaged 2.817 million viewers
-The second hour averaged 2.821 million viewers
-The final hour averaged 2.701 million viewers
This week’s WWE Raw ranked #4 in overall cable television viewership, and below are several highlights videos from the show:
In an impromptu bout, The Kingslayer teams up with The Extraordinary Man to take on the Intercontinental Champion and his lethal ally.
The Big Dog takes on the powerhouse strength of Bobby Lashley, as the two dominant Superstars slug it out to challenge Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
WWE’s first Universal Champion clashes with the imposing Drew McIntyre as Dolph Ziggler lurks at ringside.