LA Knight’s appearance on WWE RAW was a success in regards to television viewership

As seen during the August 7th 2023 edition of WWE RAW, Smackdown’s LA Knight showed up and had an in-ring confrontation with The Miz.

Brandon Thurston of noted that aside from the first three quarter hours of RAW that were commercial-free, Knight’s promo segment with The Miz was the show’s highest quarter hour. The segment drew 1.966 million viewers with 859,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo. It was also the 2nd highest quarter hour overall in the 18-49 demo including the commercial-free quarter hours. Overall, the episode of RAW drew an average of 1.888 million viewers.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of commented on the numbers…

“The one segment in the Raw ratings – there’s ups and downs and all that through the show of course – but the one segment that did way over what the best segment would normally do was the Miz and LA Knight thing. So if you’re wondering about LA Knight, he’s selling merch, he’s getting pops, does it translate to ratings? The answer is yes, it does. It worked.” (quote courtesy of