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4/1 RAW Breakdown: Final Hype for WrestleMania Matches

– As noted, the April 1st WrestleMania 29 go-home WWE RAW did a 3.10 cable rating with 4.31 million viewers. In comparison, the go-home RAW in 2012 before WrestleMania did a 3.05 rating with 4.44 million viewers.

In the segment breakdown, John Cena’s interview opened with a 3.10 quarter rating. Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show vs. 3MB lost 95,000 viewers. Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler lost 43,000 viewers. The segment with Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman gained 585,000 viewers for a 3.42 quarter rating, which is a strong growth.

Zack Ryder vs. Wade Barrett lost 458,000 viewers. Santino Marella vs. Mark Henry and the Ryback appearance plus the CM Punk interview gained 14,000 viewers. Alberto Del Rio vs. Zeb Colter lost 108,000 viewers. The Rock’s segment at 10pm gained 275,000 viewers for a 3.22 quarter rating. Chris Jericho vs. Antonio Cesaro with the Fandango appearance lost 168,000 viewers.

Several video packages lost 212,000 viewers. Cameron and Naomi vs. The Bella Twins gained 288,000 viewers. The final segment with CM Punk, The Undertaker and Paul Heyman dressed as Paul Bearer gained 599,000 viewers for a 3.58 quarter rating.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter