– As noted before, the August 15th WWE RAW did a 3.27 cable rating and 5.04 million viewers. In comparison, the New York Jets vs. Houston Texans NFL preseason game did a 3.71 rating with 4.97 million viewers. RAW this week was the sixth highest rated show on cable for the night.
What’s not good about this week’s ratings are that the second hour plus the overrun averaged 380,000 less viewers than the first hour. RAW’s second hour normally does better since viewers know to tune in at 10pm and 11pm for the main event. Here is the segment breakdown.
The opener with Triple H and then Alberto Del Rio did a 3.73 rating, the high point of this week’s show. R-Truth vs. John Morrison in the Falls Count Anywhere match lost 817,000 viewers – one of the worst declines of any match all year.
The Miz’s Subway segment gained 225,000 viewers while Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres vs. The Bella Twins lost 52,000 viewers. Kevin Nash’s interview and segment with CM Punk gained 556,000 viewers in the 10pm slot, which is about average.
Alex Riley vs. Jack Swagger lost 619,000 viewers, which is worse than usual. Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne vs. David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty lost another 412,000 viewers. The main event for the WWE Title with Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio gained 763,000 viewers, bringing the overrun to a 3.41 rating.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter