The August 1 episode of Raw scored a 3.30 cable rating, up from 3.20 the week before and 3.22 on July 18. The show did hours of 3.28 and 3.33. Despite the ratings increase, Raw drew 100,000 fewer viewers than the July 25 episode. Last night’s show averaged 4,700,000 viewers over the course of two hours; 4,670,000 in the first hour and 4,730,000 in the second.
Colt Cabana, who formerly competed as Scotty Goldman in 2008 and 2009, worked a dark match prior to Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Lexington, Kentucky. He lost to Wade Barrett after receiving the Wasteland.