The viewership for the special 30th anniversary edition of WWE Raw has been revealed, and it’s a landmark figure over the last few years.
Whilst the show was headlined by a match for the United States Championship between Bobby Lashley and Austin Theory, the 23rd January 2023 edition of Monday Night Raw was packed with special appearances from stars who’ve appeared on the red brand over the last three decades.
The show was opened by Hulk Hogan and closed by Brock Lesnar, whilst there was also a special D-Generation X segment which also included Kurt Angle, whilst The Undertaker also dusted off his American Badass attire for the first time in many years to create a special moment with Bray Wyatt.
It was reported earlier that the show, which took place in Philadelphia, hit an attendance record and it has now been revealed that the special appearances also had the desired effect when it came to television ratings.
Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics has announced that the 30th Anniversary Raw had 2.344 million viewers, which equates to a 44% increase from the previous week, which did 1.489 against NFL Playoff competition.
There was also a huge 0.70 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic, which is up significantly from 0.42 demo rating that Raw did last week. It was the highest demo rating that WWE Raw has recorded since April 6, 2020.
These figures would also mean that it is the most viewed edition of the red brand since 6th April 2020. The show has also earned plenty of views on YouTube, with a recent check revealing that The Usos defense of Sami Zayn currently on 930,000 views.