Following the thrilling Payback premium live event, "WWE Raw" this week didn't disappoint its eager audience. Continuing many existing narratives, the show also introduced a new face to its Monday night line-up. During the Payback event, Cody Rhodes revealed the monumental shift of the former tag team champion, Jey Uso, to "Raw." On September 4th, fans enthusiastically welcomed Uso back to the brand.
This week's "Raw" ratings, as disclosed by Wrestlenomics, show an impressive figure. The USA Network broadcast was viewed by an average of 1,704,000 spectators, marking a two per cent hike from the preceding week. In the crucial P18-49 demographic, "Raw" pulled an average of 673,000 viewers, translating to a 0.52 rating.
Notably, these numbers remained consistent with the previous Monday's data. Despite delivering solid numbers, "Raw" had to contend with robust competition, primarily from college football. A match between Clemson and Duke on ESPN drew an impressive 4,388,000 audience, as reported by TV Sports Ratings, making it the sole sporting event to eclipse "Raw" in viewership numbers.
WWE Raw Digital Dominance Displayed
However, WWE's digital presence showcased its strength. Four of "Raw"'s videos on their official YouTube channel garnered over half a million views. Topping the charts was the video in which Rhodes announces Uso's big move to the red brand, amassing a whopping 1,184,033 views at last count.
A breakdown of WWE Raw's top YouTube hits till 4 PM Monday includes:
- Rhodes' big reveal: Jey Uso joins Raw - 1,184,033 views.
- An awaited reunion between Jey Uso and Sami Zayn - 870,613 views.
- Damian Priest's surprise: A new Money in the Bank briefcase - 547,538 views.
- Jey Uso's unexpected recruitment attempt by "Dirty" Dominik Mysterio - 517,923 views.
- An intriguing segment: The Miz against an 'invisible' John Cena - 415,326 views.
- Raw's Most Intriguing Moments compilation - 392,607 views.
- Sami Zayn's daring challenge to The Judgment Day member - 317,165 views.
- Shinsuke Nakamura's recurrent ambush on Seth "Freakin" Rollins - 297,952 views.
- A gripping Intercontinental Title Match: Gunther vs.
Chad Gable - 296,521 views.
- An intense face-off: Ricochet against Shinsuke Nakamura - 277,127 views.
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