In the first major Monday Night ratings war in nearly a decade, both shows combined for the largest wrestling audience on a Monday in some time.
WWE Raw rating isnt final yet, but should settle in at around 3.7 or 3.8 given their viewership level.
WWE peaked with a 4.1 quarter hour rating for DX vs. Chris Jericho and the Big Show at the 10PM hour. The overrun featuring Bret Hart vs Vince McMahon verbal confrontation did a huge 4.4 rating. The show opened with a 3.7 rating with Bret Hart up against the peak TNA rating.
TNA Impact did a 1.5 rating, here are the hour breakdowns:
Hour 1 was the peak hour with 2.5 million viewers. The peak quarter hour of the show was the first quarter of hour 2, which featured Hulk Hogan, the NWO reunion and Eric Bischoff, with a 1.88 rating. The lowest quarter hour was also in hour 2, with Pope vs. Desmond Wolfe and an A.J. Styles interview.
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