Last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw broadcast on the USA Network drew a strong 3.92 cable rating with 5.79 million viewers, which was up from the week prior’s 3.82 rating by 3%. The show was also up 3% in total viewers (5.79 million vs 5.60 million). WWE has been heavily promoting nostalgic names as of late to help pop the rating, including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and last night, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.
Next week, WWE is promoting two matches: Trish Stratus vs Vickie Guerrero and Sheamus vs Daniel Byran for the United States Championship. Both matches will be career threatening. In addition, they are promoting that ‘Jersey Shore’ star Snooki will be the guest-star of the show. ‘Jersey Shore’ has been a cable ratings phenom this past season, often surpassing the ratings of such hit shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘The Office’ and ‘CSI’ on the traditional broadcast networks.