– As noted before, this Monday’s RAW Supershow did a 3.24 cable rating with 5 million viewers against Monday Night Football, the Major League Baseball playoffs and other competition. The rating was higher because the first 30 minutes this week did a 3.62 rating but from that point it declined. The final hour of RAW this week was well below normal levels.
In the segment-by-segment breakdown, the opening segment with Triple H being removed from his RAW duties and Vince McMahon returning, and the Christian vs. John Morrison match lost 224,000 viewers. Triple H and Laurinaitis’ backstage segment and the Big Show vs. Mark Henry video lost 361,000 more viewers.
In the 10pm timeslot, Henry vs. Randy Orton and Eve Torres & Kelly vs. Tamina & Rosa Mendes, plus the Jim Ross firing segment gained just 132,000 viewers, which is below normal for 10pm. Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne and Mason Ryan vs. Dolph Ziggler, David Otunga and Jack Swagger lost 658,000 more viewers.
The decline continued as Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk lost 213,000 viewers and did a 2.77 quarter-hour rating. The overrun this week with Punk and Del rio vs. The Miz and R-Truth with Triple H’s run-in gained 667,000 viewers, doing a 3.20 rating for the overrun.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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