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5/14 RAW Breakdown: Big Show’s Firing, CM Punk & Daniel Bryan’s Tag Team Match, More

– As noted before, the May 14th WWE RAW Supershow did a 2.95 cable rating with 4.22 million viewers. The show did a 1.9 in male teenagers, which could be an all-time low in that demographic – down 24% from the previous week.

In the segment breakdown, the opener with Paul Heyman and Triple H started strong with a 3.32 quarter rating. CM Punk and Santino Marella vs. Cody Rhodes and Daniel Bryan plus the Beth Phoenix vs. Alicia Fox match lost 601,000 viewers. John Cena’s Make-A-Wish segment lost 370,000 viewers and did the lowest rated quarter in months with a 2.64 rating.

Kane vs. Big Show and John Laurinaitis firing Show gained 1,033,000 viewers for a 3.37 quarter rating. This was one of the best 10pm gains of the year for RAW. Brodus Clay, R-Truth and Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger lost 996,000 viewers.

Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho gained 108,000 viewers and the closing segment with Cena and Laurinaitis gained 990,000 viewers for a 3.43 overrun rating. This was among the best overrun gains of the year.

In the Show-Laurinaitis segment that gained so well, Male Teens went from a 2.0 to 2.6 rating, Female Teens went from a 0.8 to a 1.0, Males 18-49 went from 2.2 to 2.9 and Women 18-49 went from a 1.0 to 1.3 rating.

In the Cena-Laurinaitis segment, Male Teens went from 1.3 to 2.1, Female Teens went from 0.7 to 0.9, Males 18-49 went from 2.5 to 3.3 and Women 18-49 went from a 1.1 to 1.3 rating.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • grizz

    The WWE should get rid of the Big Dummy for real, he SUCKS.

  • Wife Beater 3:16

    I said it before, and I’ll say it again, this is by far the worst Raw I’ve ever seen.

    Both of the worst segments of the year (IMO) got the highest rating of the year.

    More than Lesnar’s return, more than the brawl, more than CM Punk/Jericho, more than Heyman and Triple H.

    Yeah…..I think i’m going to take a break from watching wrestling.


    I liek fat bottomed girls like that one in the green up there who else does

  • poko

    The non-stop “John Cena is a Wonderful Person” brainwashing segments got old months ago. I don’t know why they still do it. That’s great and everything, but it’s not why I watch wrestling. I know I, for one, change the channel as soon as the touching music starts up.

    Really, though, a lot of this is meaningless without knowing where segments match up with regards to what’s happening in the NBA playoffs.

  • beardsly

    So basically because the people are viewing in during segments that are stupid we will continue to get this “entertainment” shoved down our throat. Now I watch regularly but some of this just makes me shake my head in disapproval.

  • Pig

    and its all bull shit!!!