TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

The Rock's WWE Return Averaged 5.7 Million Viewers

Finally, The Rock has returned to boost the ratings of Monday Night Raw.

Dwayne Johnson’s 20-minute speech at the conclusion of Raw on Monday night averaged 5.70 million viewers from 11:00-11:20 p.m. EST. Compared to the first hour of the show, it’s an increase by one million viewers.

Overall, Raw‘s rating was down 4.9 percent (3.14 million) from last week, but the USA Network staple see a huge spike from now until Wrestlemania XXVII.

Prior to last night, The Rock’s last appearance in a WWE ring was at Wrestlemania XX on March 14, 2004.

Just when you think Vince McMahon is out of ideas, he finds a way to surprise us all.

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now!