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- 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

  • venom

    @kitty

    Please use periods.

    @D2K

    Yea, I agree with you with Del Rio vs Punk on Raw. Punk won both times too. The more I see these two wrestle on Raw, the more I don’t want them to feud. I am surprised Cena is still in the title scene.

  • http://network.yardbarker d93andr5

    AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED IT IS MICHAEL COLE THAT NEEDS TO BE FIRED, NOT JR. HE IS MORE OF A REASON TO TURN THE PROGRAM OFF THAN ANY WRESTLER SITUATION. VINCE, YOU MUST ENJOY THE TYPE OF PAIN HE GIVES TO THE LISTENERS. GET SOME BETTER ANGLES BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

  • D2K

    Exactly. How many times are we gonna see them wrestle once that begins? I also think it has more to do with Del Rio than Punk because Del Rio is being forced down out throats.

  • rick

    @D2K
    It’s true. Punk has wrestled del rio 3 times on raw in the last 2 months and they haven’t even started their fued yet.

  • Kitty

    Heres what i think about raws numbers dropping and what wwe can do to bring them back up why fire triple h when hes been making the show better so what if the wrestlers want to act like babies get rid of them most of them are annoying and weak and fire laurinaitis get triple h back or some one who has the same ideas as triple h come on now raw and smackdown got good to watch again anf then the wwe makes it boring in just one night us fans actually thought triple h would make the show better and now i hear wwe is firing morrison too really come on now morisson is a good wrestler alot of fans like him raw went from the best show to being almost like tna

  • CM Mark

    @D2K
    No we haven’t. We’ve seen Cena Del Rio many more times than Cena Punk. As a matter of fact, their fued is just starting. No I don’t buy that crap. RAW was terrible, it was a heel raw, it was almost like they were trying to drive people away. Let’s recap,

    Fire HHH (heel move)
    Replace him with Laurinaitis (heel move)
    Fire JR (Super heel move)
    Bring annoying hyper Cole back (super duper heel move)

    I’m suprised anyone made it to the main event at all. Everything they did sucked and made the show less appealing to wrestling fans. I guess they felt like they needed a 3rd reset this year. Personally, I think they should have let the entire show run with Punk on commentary like they started to. But no, we can’t have that, and you can feel the WWE and their political views shining through in the writing. To hell with the fans, the WWE clearly was out to stick it to the “internet” fans monday.

  • CM Mark

    @D2K
    No we haven’t. We’ve seen Cena Del Rio many more times than Cena Punk. As a matter of fact, their fued is just starting. No I don’t buy that crap. RAW was terrible, it was a heel raw, it was almost like they were trying to drive people away. Let’s recap,

    Fire HHH (heel move)
    Replace him with Laurinaitis (heel move)
    Fire JR (Super heel move)
    Bring annoying hyper Cole back (super duper heel move)

    I’m suprised anyone made it to the main event at all. Everything they did sucked and made the show less appealing to wrestling fans. I guess they felt like they needed a 3rd reset this year. Personally, I think they should have let the entire show run with Punk on commentary like they started to. But no, we can’t have that, and you can feel the WWE and their political views shining through in the writing. To hell with the fans, the WWE clearly was out to stick it to the “internet” fans monday.

  • D2K

    We’ve seen Punk/Del Rio 80 times already. It’s not wonder people are getting tired of it. Give us something different.

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