UPDATE: This week's WWE RAW broadcast drew a final 2.97 (3.0) cable rating.

ORIGINAL: The early numbers for Monday night's WWE RAW broadcast are in and the show averaged 4.13 million viewers. That is down a lot from last week's 4.77 million viewers. The first hour drew 4.22 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.39 million viewers and the third hour drew 3.79 million viewers. The good/bad news is that numbers kept rising throughout hours one and two but suffered a HUGE drop in the third hour.

RAW had stiff competition with the NHL and NBA playoffs. Speaking of the NBA playoffs, RAW ranked #2 behind them on cable TV.