By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Monday’s WWE Raw television show averaged 2.496 million viewers, according to Showbuzzdaily.com. Viewership was up from the 2.276 million average from last week.
Powell’s POV: The first hour of Raw averaged 2.468 million viewers. Hour two drew 2.676 million viewers. The final hour of the show averaged 2.345 million viewers. WWE advertised a couple of matches in advance, but the key to the increase seemed to be the company’s announcement that Paul Heyman was in the executive director of Raw. It will be interesting to see if there is a similar effect tonight on Smackdown given the announcement of Eric Bischoff serving as the executive director of the Tuesday night show.
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