By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Monday’s WWE Raw scored a 1.74 rating, up from the 1.65 rating the show drew last week. Raw averaged 2.453 million viewers, up from the 2.352 million average from last week.
Powell’s POV: Raw bounced back from the previous week when the show ran opposite the MLB Home Run Derby. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the show was that the third hour drew more viewers than the first hour despite the live crowd turning on the long women’s match. The hook of the battle royal to determine Brock Lesnar’s challenger for SummerSlam apparently clicked. The July 16, 2018 edition of Raw delivered a 1.90 rating with 2.663 million viewers.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest Brian Pillman Jr., who discusses his training, following his father's footsteps, his own career aspirations, being part of the Hart Foundation faction, his big match at the MLW Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view, working with Jushin Liger, touring the WWE Performance Center, and much more...