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RAW Breakdown: Eight-Man Match & Sin Caras Lose Viewers, Hugh Jackman, More

– As noted before, the September 20th episode of WWE’s RAW Supershow did a 3.01 cable rating with 4.32 million viewers against lots of competition like Monday Night Football, Two and a Half Men and more.

The opening segment with CM Punk, Triple H and John Laurinaitis opened to a 3.46 rating but the eight-man match with Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, Sheamus and Justin Gabriel taking on Christian, Wade Barrett, David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty lost 1,046,000 viewers. With 23% of the viewers tuning out during this match, this was the biggest segment decrease in a long time.

John Morrison vs. Alberto Del Rio and the segment with Hugh Jackman, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero gained 524,000 viewers while the impromptu match with Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara lost 187,000 viewers. The segment with Mark Henry, Jerry Lawler and Mark Henry gained 262,000 viewers back, which is below average for that time slot.

Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix and Natalya with Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder, and the appearance by Hugh Jackman, lost 239,000 viewers. Jack Swagger’s promo video and segment with Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero, plus the backstage segment with CM Punk and John Cena lost 357,000 viewers.

The main event of Cena and Punk vs. The Miz and R-Truth gained 172,000 viewers for a 2.86 rating, which is way below average for a RAW main event. The overrun this week with Triple H firing The Miz and R-Truth gained 670,000 viewers to a 3.32 rating.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • me

    DuffManLovesHimSomeWrestling said what i was going to say, you put those numbers down to morrison? there was like 4 other people on screen at the time you morrison mark.

  • poko

    Most of those numbers most likely have other criteria as major factors, such as the NFL game going into half-time or popular programs starting or ending. Putting it all on the wrestlers involved is probably unfair.

  • phoenix

    Have Paul Heyman to run ECW with Punk as the main star. Have Christian as the 2nd star and throw in Ryder,Brodus Clay,Yoshi Tatsu, Jack Swagger,John Mo(as a heal with a raven flock esq group).

  • Jabjab

    If. They ever smarten up and bring back ecw . Put Rhodes. Hawkins and Ryder TYLER BLACK , at least 2 A- list wrestlers like christian . Add Gabriel , khali Paul heyman , JTG and a divas tag division consisting of eve , aj and kaitlyn , the bellas. For the singles title intigrate tamina Andalusia fox and maryse. It’s fun to have s heel title holder . Add mystery to ecw

  • Sean Mooney

    I don’t think any of those changes would garner ratings nor appease mny fans. A good amount of fans do want the Cruiserweight division back though. I agree Swagger would probably be better on Smackdown. I don’t see anyway Cena is off of RAW unless Smackdown goes live, even then, highly doubtful.

  • Jabjab

    Seriously I’m 14 and I just fixed the wwe. Put punk bs del rio vs vs punk vs orton. Yes I said orton . Move cena to smackdown like they should have done in April . Move orton to raw .

  • Jabjab

    Give Morrison the title . And put swagger back on smackdown so he can take the title from rhodes or dibiase . Have drew McIntyre , a ry and truth as contenders . Turn. Riders Internet title into the cruiser weight title . Put Tyson Kidd ‘ yoshi tatsu , sin cara into the cruiser wieght contention . Put Brodus clay and JTG into a tag team . Or have JTG as the manager or the new nexus or the usos

  • DuffManLovesHimSomeWrestling

    You make it sound like it was all the circus act who is Morrison that drew those 524,000, of course it had nothing to do with Del Rio’s following in Mexico or Hugh Jackman(an A-list celeb) being advertised for the night…

  • Camille

    John Morrison gained 500k viewers this week? Where are the haters who take these numbers so seriously when they can be used to bury guys they hate?