Monday Night Raw drew somewhat of a disappointing rating for the return of John Cena with the show ding an average of 1,827,000 viewers, up 59,000 viewers from the prior week.
The show started with 1,885,000 viewers and then dipped slightly to 1,855,000 viewers, before ending with 1,741,000 viewers. Cena’s return was held off to the top of the third hour, which usually slumps in the numbers but this one obviously held up a lot better.
The show was #1, #2, and #3 in the 18-49 demo with 0.53, 0.53, and 0.50 ratings respectively for an average of 0.52, up 0.01 from the prior week. Raw was #1 on cable overall but was beat by The Bachelor, the season premiere of The Voice, and the season premiere of 911 in the demo on network TV. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)