WWE Touts The Success Of 1000th Episode Of Raw

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- WWE issued a press release on Tuesday to tout the monster rating they did with the 1000th episode of Raw:

STAMFORD, Conn., July, 24, 2012 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today announced that Monday Night Raw’s historic 1,000th episode broke records for television viewership and online engagement, making it the most watched three-hour Raw in history by reaching more than six million viewers, amassing a 3.9 rating and accumulating 52 worldwide Twitter trends. Monday Night Raw’s historic episode was the most watched program on cable television and beat every program on CBS, NBC, ABC and CW. Last night’s episode began a new era of Monday Night Raw when the longest-running weekly television show in U.S. history permanently moved to a three-hour format with a new start time of 8/7C on USA Network.

Ratings highlights from Monday Night Raw include:
• Most watched three-hour Raw ever with over six million viewers.
• Two-hour regularly scheduled portion (9-11 p.m.) of last night’s episode was the most watched Raw since the show returned to USA Network in 2005 and the best in 10 years with over 6.3 million total viewers.
• Monday night’s most watched program on cable.
• Most watched program on all television (broadcast and cable) among all male viewers.
• Most watched program on cable for adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

According to Trendrr, Monday Night Raw was the No. 1 program on cable and broadcast last night. Additional social media and digital highlights include:
• Social activity for Monday Night Raw was higher than the Top 10 broadcast shows combined.
• BlueFin Labs named Monday Night Raw’s 1000th episode the No. 4 most social series programming episode of all time behind only American Idol and Pretty Little Liars.
• Activity spiked to more than 11,000 comments-per-minute during the appearance of The Undertaker®, the biggest social media moment of #Raw1000.
• WWE’s hashtag poll "Should AJ say “I Do or I Don’t” was the No. 1 moment in Raw history with 9,000 tweets-per-minute.
• WWE.com’s 17 million page views and 1.2 million daily unique visitors were up 92 percent and 47 percent year-over-year, respectively.

  • LilRJ

    Awesome for RAW huhh?

  • Austin

    Is that a pun i smell?

  • The Breaker

    Great….thanks to WWE, the word TOUT makes me think of the social media service first instead of the verb….

  • Kevin

    • Activity spiked to more than 11,000 comments-per-minute during the appearance of The Undertaker®, the biggest social media moment of #Raw1000.

    Just goes to show that the Undertaker still draws in the crowds. WWE really needs to get him back on television. I know he doesn't have much left in the tank, but he should appear weekly on Raw leading up to next year's Wrestlemania, have a final match at Wrestlemania (which he wins, of course), then come on Raw the following night to say goodbye to the fans and the wrestlers. He's got that much left, for sure. In the meantime, Vince and company need to find another Taker. (I know, I know, there IS no one like Taker. But surely someone out there can get close to his level and draw the crowds like he does.)