WWE Monday Night RAW last night (April 12, 2011) on the USA Network scored a 3.45 cable rating with 5.45 million viewers. That number was down 10% from last week’s 3.82 rating the night after WrestleMania 27. On the plus side for the company, total viewership was down only 3% from last week’s 5.60 million viewers. The first hour did a 3.37 rating (5.34 million viewers) and then increased to a 3.52 rating (5.56 million viewers) in the second hour.
The first week of Tough Enough in its new timeslot (8PM EST, 7PM CT) did a 1.81 rating with 2.79 million viewers, down 28% from the 2.51 rating during the premiere directly after RAW last week, and down 16% among total viewers, down from the 3.33 million viewers last week. For both RAW and Tough Enough, the household rating was down much more than the total viewership, which simply means that less homes were tuned in than last week, but more viewers were watching in the homes that were tuned in.
USA also replayed Tough Enough after RAW last night, which scored a 1.09 rating with 1.66 million viewers. It should be noted that even though that WWE has slotted Tough Enough before RAW, the show will be scheduled to be the lead-in and lead-out of RAW for at least the next two weeks.