Raw is always one of the highest-rated weekly programs on cable television. This past Monday, however, over 2.5 million new viewers tuned into WWE’s flagship show. In total, Raw reached nearly 9 million people on New Year’s Day, making it the highest rated episode since the summer.
The American Airlines Arena in Miami was sold out for the much-anticipated battle between Kevin Federline and WWE Champion John Cena. Many celebrities were in attendance that night, including Shaquille O’Neal and several members of the Miami Heat.