Backstage Update On King Of The Ring, RAW Rating Climbs, 'Straight Up Steve Austin' Rating

WWE |By Matt Boone |Tue, August 13, 2019 - 6:49PM EDT
WWE King Of The Ring 2019 Update -- When Will The Tournament Finals Take Place?

- The WWE King of the Ring tournament, which begins next week, is expected to conclude with the finals taking place at the WWE Clash of Champions PPV next month. As noted, the expected main event for the PPV is Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship.

- WWE Hall Of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's new show Straight Up Steve Austin drew 1.211 million viewers, a strong number for a show in the 11pm Eastern Time time slot. The next most watched show, The Daily Show was watched by just over 700,000 viewers.

Last night's WWE RAW climbed significantly in viewership, generating 2.729 million viewers up from last week's 2.473 million - a 10% increase. On the night, RAW was third overall in total viewership and #1, #2 and #3 in the 18-49 demographic. While these numbers are a nice increase due to SummerSlam, the ratings pattern of the last couple of weeks with hour three retaining or even beating hour one didn't carry over to Monday. There was a gradual decrease of viewership throughout the three-hour show. The hourly numbers for Monday's show were as follows:

* Hour One - 2.820 million
* Hour Two - 2.772 million
* Hour Three - 2.595 million

Check out the top ten moments from this week's post-SummerSlam episode of WWE RAW below.

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