Credit – PWTorch
“Old-School” WWE Raw on Monday, March 4 scored a 3.54 rating, up two percent from a 3.46 rating last week for the loaded episode featuring John Cena vs. C.M. Punk.
Overall, Raw scored its third-highest rating of the year behind a 3.68 rating the night after the Royal Rumble and a 3.56 rating on February 4 the week after the Rumble.
– Raw averaged 5.018 million viewers, up seven percent from last week. It was only the second time this year that Raw topped five million viewers. The other time was 5.019 million viewers for the Raw after the Rumble.
Hourly Break Down:
1st Hour – 4.968 million viewers with buzz for The Undertaker’s return. This was the most first-hour viewers during the three-hour Raw era since Raw 1,000 in July.
2nd Hour – 5.239 million viewers for The Rock-John Cena confrontation. Viewership was slightly below the second hour of the post-Rumble episode for most of the year.
3rd Hour – 4.847 million viewers for Triple H’s speech and the Fatal Four-Way match to determine who faces Undertaker at WrestleMania. This was the second-most final hour viewers of the year behind the post-Rumble episode.
On cable TV Monday night, Raw ranked #1 in overall viewers and in the key male demographics. Raw also ranked #1 with younger viewers and all adults across each demographic.
All individual demographics were at their highest level since the Raw following the Rumble.