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1/2 RAW Breakdown: Chris Jericho’s Return, Punk vs. Ziggler Title Match, More

– Due to the Holidays, we’re just now getting the breakdown for the January 2nd RAW Supershow which featured the return of Chris Jericho. RAW that night did a 3.11 rating with 4.43 million viewers. Here’s the breakdown:

The highest-rated segment of the night was the first quarter with John Cena and Kane which did a 3.36. From that, Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes lost 332,000 viewers while Wade Barrett vs. Santino Marella and the Sheamus vs. The Miz brawl gained 240,000 viewers.

Several backstage segments lost 431,000 viewers and CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Title in the 10pm timeslot gained 180,000 viewers – a bad number for that time. The return of Chris Jericho lost 82,000 viewers.

The match with Cena, Big Show and Zack Ryder vs. Mark Henry and Jack Swagger plus the ending segment with Kane coming from under the ring gained 383,000 viewers – which is a low number for the overrun. The main event saw Male Teens go from a 2.5 to 2.8 rating, Males 18-49 going from 2.9 to 3.3, Female Teens going from 0.9 to 1.0 and Women 18-49 staying at a 1.1 rating.

The return of Chris Jericho lost 82,000 viewers. The Cena & Zack Ryder & Big Show vs. Mark Henry & Swagger 3-on-2 elimination match and show ending angle with Cena, Kane and Ryder gained 383,000 viewers, weak for the overrun, doing a 3.33 rating. Main event saw Male teens go from 2.5 to 2.8, Male 18-49 from 2.9 to 3.3, Women teens from 0.9 to 1.0 and Women 18-49 stayed at 1.1.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • venom

    Maybe Jericho should start talking now. Because this whole quiet thing is stupid and people are going to lose interest.