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2/27 RAW Breakdown: The Rock’s Return, Taker-HHH Video Package and More

– As noted before, the February 27th RAW Supershow with The Rock’s return did a 3.14 cable rating with 4.64 million viewers. This was down from the previous week and a disappointment considering it was the hyped return of The Rock.

This week’s show did a 2.7 with Male Teens (down from 4% last week), a 2.7 with Males 18-49 (down 3%), a 1.1 with Female Teens (down 8%) and a 1.2 with Women 18-40 (up 9%).

In the segment breakdown, the CM Punk and Chris Jericho opener started with a 3.22 quarter rating. Punk vs. Daniel Bryan lost 289,000 viewers. The video package for Triple H vs. The Undertaker gained 526,000 viewers and did a 3.38 quarter rating, which is a great number because video packages usually lose viewers. Kelly Kelly vs. Nikki Bella lost 816,000 viewers.

The Miz vs. John Cena gained 388,000 viewers and did a 3.09 quarter rating – a bad number for the 10pm timeslot. Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth & Kofi Kingston vs. Primo & Epico for the Tag Team Titles lost 221,000 viewers while the Eve Torres in-ring segment gained 225,000 viewers back. Big Show and Sheamus vs. Cody Rhodes and Mark Henry gained 3,000 viewers.

The Rock’s promo at John Cena gained 643,000 viewers to a 3.53 quarter rating, which is nothing really special for the overrun. John Cena coming out to cut a promo and The Rock closing the show lost 349,000 viewers. The show finished with a 3.30 quarter rating, which likely came as a surprise to officials.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • BlackSun

    Reason why the viewership didnt work so well also is it went 20 minutes overtime! Rock entering the ring was at 10:59pm.

  • WWFZine

    shows the state of individuals and what they are learning in school. oh wait, they are not. they are on Facebook!

  • Jason

    The dashing one where do you get your numbers from? lol

    WWE AM Raw draws on avg 500,000 viewers

    TNA Impact draws on avg 1.8 million viewers.

    Math is your friend

  • Gorilla

    50% just tuned in too see taker bald

  • True money

    Hey hey hey… don’t mess with greys anatomy like that

  • The Dashing One

    Yeah im sorry that my college degree wasn’t in business. It was in History if you must know and history proves TNA barley and i mean barley outdraws Raw AM. So how again is TNA improving when they barely beat a show that comes on at 1am my time where as TNA comes on primetime. I can bet TNA doesn’t even beat Grey’s Anatomy or Private Practice in ratings!

  • Jason

    Oh btw thanks for proving my point even more so by suggesting that the 3.14 is some how involved with the demos of the show. You kid need to take a marketing class or a first level marketing media class to learn how the tv business really works.

  • Jason

    The Dashing one, the point is WWE is 67 years old and TNA is just about to turn 10 years old and unlike TNA, the WWE product keeps losing the main demos that make them money from TV ads. If you understood how the TV market really worked you would have never opened yourself up to such an attack. And the demo for women ages 18 to 40 is lower then what TNA’s is at the moment. Same as with the demo of female teens.

    Try fighting those facts bucko

  • grizz

    The Rock does not bring a thing to wrestling.

  • The Dashing One

    Oh STFU. I swear you have to be the dumbest person ever. You have the nerve to say oh they lost in the demos. Dumbass the 3.14 is still higher than TNA. Talk to me when TNA can get a 1.50 or above. When they hit 2.0 then you can talk other than that please go suck on an exhaust pipe cause you suck worse than Beiber and Cena combined

  • Jason

    I love it, this is the third week in a row TNA gained viewers in all demos and WWE lost them in all demos. Justice is coming slowly

  • BestInTheWorld

    “Eve Torres in-ring segment gained 225,000 viewers back”

    Looks we have a diva now worth a damn when it comes to ratings.

  • JIR

    So Cena came out and the rating went to poop (i liked the segment btw) yeah what does that say…