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 Will Pruett on the Roman Reigns whodunnit angle, WWE heading into SummerSlam, AEW's October 2 premiere on TNT, the New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax Tournament through Day 11, and more (77:45)...