Last night's WWE Monday Night Raw viewership was up a healthy amount week-over-week despite going up against some of its strongest competition in months.
Up against a highly anticipated NFL game featuring the Chiefs and Ravens as well as sixth and final game of the NHL's Stanley Cup championship, Raw generated an average audience of 1.822 million and a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demo which compares to 1.667 million and 0.50 a week ago.
The NFL game was watched by 14.019 million (4.60 rating) while the NHL game on NBC saw 2.877 million viewers and a 0.8 rating.
While internally some people braced for the lowest rating/viewership for Raw in history, the show was likely buoyed by the fallout from Clash of Champions as well as the advertising of all the legends who were to appear.
Hours are below:
* Hour 1 - 1.956 million
* Hour 2 - 1.824 million
* Hour 3 - 1.687 million