USA Network declared third quarter victory for the seventh consecutive year in a press release Monday. USA also claimed a #1 ranking among ad-supported cable networks for the 25th quarter in a row. USA credited WWE's huge audience for Raw 1,000 on July 23 for contributing to the latest victory.
Also regarding Raw, USA said the three-hour version of Raw has averaged 4.9 million viewers to-date (Raw 1,000 on July 23 through Sept. 10 episode). The original airings during that timeframe averaged 4.54 million viewers, which indicates a standard 8.0 percent increase through DVR viewing.