Hot on the heels of becoming E!’s highest rated series debut in a year, Total Divas continued to hit the high notes by besting the 1.3 million viewers who tuned in for the series premiere on Sunday night by grabbing a further 1.5 million last night.
In a special encore performance after last night’s broadcast of Raw on USA Network, the first episode drew 1.530 million viewers in the 11pm time slot.
That’s a steep drop from the final hour of Raw, which drew 3.746 million viewers between 10pm and 11pm, but for an encore performance out of primetime hours those numbers are nothing to sneer at.
Adding to the two million viewers the show drew across two telecasts on E! on Monday, that’s 3.5 million viewers in just over 24 hours.
Last night’s post-Raw replay was a one-off to help grow the show’s audience. We’ll have to wait with bated breath to see how Total Divas holds up in the ratings in week two, but it’s a strong start for the new WWE-themed reality show.