The go-home Raw for WrestleMania, with Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, Bill Goldberg, and Seth Rollins all known to be attending in advance, did 3.29 million viewers, an increase of eight percent from last week.
Raw was third for the night on cable, trailing Street Outlaws on the Discovery Channel (3.79 million viewers) and The O’Reilly Factor (3.35 million viewers).
The usual daylight savings time pattern returned with the second hour being the strongest. It shows that last week’s unusually low number was caused more because people for whatever reason were tuning out far more than usual starting with the second hour.
It was still down 13 percent from the 3.76 million viewers for the go-home Raw last year.
The third hour decline was consistent with all the key demos across the board.
The three hours were:
8 p.m. 3.25 million viewers
9 p.m. 3.43 million viewers
10 p.m. 3.20 million viewers