The WWE got a shockingly big PPV boost from Extreme Rules, as Raw averaged 2.98 million viewers and was the most-watched show last night on cable television.
Overall, Raw was up 14 percent from the past two weeks even with the Stanley Cup finals audience increasing to 5.57 million viewers and being a close second to The Bachelorette (which features Ring of Honor wrestler Kenny King) at 6.03 million viewers for the most watched show on television.
Raw barely beat out Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News at 2.97 million viewers for the top spot on cable.
It was the largest audience to watch Raw since the April 24th show and largest first hour since April 17th.
The three hours were:
8 p.m. 3.11 million viewers
9 p.m. 3.11 million viewers
10 p.m. 2.76 million viewers
Below is a chart from Paul Fontaine that looks at Raw ratings in 2017 and how they compare to last year’s numbers: