The February 23, 2009 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW pulled a final 4.1 cable rating. The first hour of the show did a 3.93 while the second hour increased to a 4.27 for the climax of the Randy Orton/Triple H angle.
This is seen as a good number compared to what WWE has been doing lately, and management must be happy with the increase in ratings leading up to WrestleMania.
This week in 2008, RAW pulled a 3.5 rating for the last episode of February. In 2007 for this week the show pulled a 4.3, and the number stayed around the 4.0 mark dating back to 2003 for the last RAW episode in February of that year. You have to look all the way back to 2002 to see the numbers increase, when it got a 4.7. Looking back further, it got a 5.1 in 2001, a whopping 6.5 in 2000, a 6.3 in 1999, and a 3.2 in 1998 before falling back into the 2’s for ‘97, ‘96, and ‘95.