The Monday Night Raw episode on Monday the 16th was promoted around the Superstar Shake-up in which several SmackDown and NXT Superstars went to the Raw cast.
Raw also featured a ten-man star between Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman and Bobby Roode versus The Miz, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. In addition, Jeff Hardy won the United States Championship by beating Jinder Mahal.
Three million 622 thousand viewers were those who, on average, tuned Raw in the United States, down 7.6% in relation to the 3.921 million viewers of the previous Monday. This was the third best rating of the year for Raw, after the 25th Anniversary episode and the “Raw After Mania” last week.
The breakdown by hour this week was as follows:
First hour: 3 million 634 thousand (4,098 last week).
Second hour: 3 million 754 thousand (4,069 last week).
Third hour: 3 million 479 thousand (3,597 last week).
Raw was the #4 of the night in the audience this week, behind two broadcasts of the NBA Playoffs and Hannity. RAW was number 2 in the 18-49 demographic by cable this week, behind the NBA.