Monday Night RAW did a great number this week, getting a 3.5 rating and an average of 4,860,000 viewers for the three hour show. That is an increase from last week’s 3.12 number.
Hour one had a total of 5,250,000 viewers, followed by 5,000,000 in the second hour, and then a steep drop to 4,360,000 viewers in the third and final hour.
Fans certainly tuned in to see the return of Batista and probably once they figured out he’s not coming back in the broadcast, RAW saw a mass exodus of viewers in the third hour, dropping 640,000 viewers in the process. (Ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research and put online by PWInsider.com)