– As noted before, the May 2nd RAW with The Rock’s birthday bash did a 3.43 cable rating with 5.19 million viewers.
In a segment-by-segment breakdown, The Rock’s opener gained 903,000 viewers in the second-quarter, bringing that quarter to a 4.10. This was the highest rated second-quarter in years and some of the biggest growth for that quarter in recent memory. R-Truth’s attack on John Morrison and Maryse vs. Kelly Kelly with Kharma’s attack lost 1,111,000 viewers – one of the biggest drops in recent memory.
Backstage segments with The Miz & Alex Riley plus The Rock’s birthday backstage and videos from actors Paul Walker & Samuel L. Jackson gained 75,000 viewers but the WWE Title Match between The Miz and John Cena bombed, gaining only 32,000 viewers and finishing with a 3.43 quarter-hour rating.
Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger & Drew McIntyre lost 421,000 viewers while The Rock’s backstage segment and Kane vs. Mason Ryan gained 44,000 viewers back. The Rock’s in-ring promo with Vince McMahon’s appearance actually lost 62,000 viewers, bringing this week’s overrun rating to a 3.14. Mya singing happy birthday to The Rock gained 127,000 viewers back to a 3.23 rating.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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