As seen following Monday night’s WWE RAW broadcast, the premiere episode of Straight Up Steve Austin aired. In the ratings department, the show had a very good debut. The episode brought in a 0.49 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, with 1.211 million viewers. Obviously, that is well below the RAW rating for this week, but it is a very impressive number for a show that aired at 11PM EST.
The closest competition on cable in the same timeslot was The Daily Show, which drew a 0.21, with 719,000 viewers. The demo rating was on par with So You Think You Can Dance on FOX, which is of course broadcast television, at the much stronger 9PM EST hour.