It might have been a holiday, but Labor Day saw an increase in WWE Raw’s rating.
Sports TV Ratings has reported that the September 4th edition of Monday Night Raw averaged 1.704 million viewers which was up slightly from the previous week’s average of 1.677 million.
The key 18-49 demographic saw a small increase as well as the show in Charlotte, North Carolina averaged 0.52 in that metric, up from 0.51 from the week before. There was stiff competition on Monday night with Clemson taking on Duke in an NCAA Football game that was watched by an average of 4.388 million viewers.
What happened on WWE Monday Night Raw?
Raw saw the return of Jey Uso to the red brand after Cody Rhodes announced he’d used his stroke to bring the star to Monday nights at Payback. Uso might not be universally welcomed in the Raw locker room but Sami Zayn was on hand to reunite with him as the two ended their segment by embracing to the delight of the Charlotte crowd.
The show was headlined by GUNTHER facing off with Chad Gable in an Intercontinental Championship match for the ages. In one of the best Raw matches in recent memory, Gable threw everything he had at The Ring General but ultimately GUNTHER picked up another win which means he will beat the record set by The Honky Tonk Man 35 years ago for the longest Intercontinental Title reign in history.