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- Below is a segment breakdown of the April 18th RAW that was taped from London, England. That show did a 3.12 rating with 4.73 million viewers.

The R-Truth vs. John Morrison opener and Truth’s heel turn gained 203,000 viewers. Dolph Ziggler vs. Evan Bourne and the Edge farewell video gained 183,000 more viewers and brought the quarter-hour rating to a 3.30, which was the high point of the show.

The segment and beginning of John Cena & Sin Cara vs. Alex Riley & The Miz lost 67,000 viewers while the ending of the match and Eve Torres vs. Nikki Bella gained 11,000 viewers back. Michael Cole being knighted and the segment with Jim Ross kissing his foot lost 214,000 viewers.

Sheamus vs. Santino Marella lost 381,000 more viewers while the main event of CM Punk vs. Randy Orton and the post-match angle gained 608,000 viewers back, bringing the overrun rating to a 3.28.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • venom

    Cole vs King is today’s Hornswoggle vs Chavo.

  • Davey

    The Cole angle is getting so much exposure because the new heel character reminds Vince of the obnoxious Mr McMahon angle. Vince doesn’t want to be in the limelight but Cole’s new gimmick has almost been personally crafter by McMahon himself, hence why it’s getting dragged on and on and getting so much airtime.

  • Sammo

    Glad to hear R-Truth pulled in some viewers, that heel promo was the bomb!

  • Vincent

    Joe, I am aware of what it said. I read it. My point, and try to follow, is this is last weeks Raw…how is this news worthy now? This information was available… Last week.

  • erik

    that is why cena segment lost 67,000 viewers it is pretty clear cena is a channel turner just like hulk hogan.

  • RAZO POWER

    IF THIS WAS D-X EVERYONE WOULD THINK ITS FUNNY AND KOOL, RESPECT TO COLE CAUSE THIS DUDE IS DOING HIS JOB BETTER THEN MOST, ALSO IF YOU REMEMBER HIM IN THE 90′S??? WELL HE WENT FROM BEING BULLYED BY H.B.K AND H.H.H TO DOING WHAT D-X, AUSTIN, THE ROCK ETC… WERE DOING BACK IN THE DAY.
    UNDERSTAND PPL STORY LINES EVENTUALLY CREAT CHARACTERS IN THIS BUSNISSE.

  • Jason

    This is all just a way for Vince to say see people want to see Cena

  • wAnxTa

    Seriously this Cole and jerry lawler thingy is getting on my nerves. Its fucking annoying plus not 1 % interesting. On the other side, I couldnt be more happier to see R-Truth taking a heel turn and he is doing a damn good job as a heel.

  • JOE

    @vincent…… “Below is a segment breakdown of the April 18th RAW that was taped from London, England That show did a 3.12 rating with 4.73 million viewers.”

  • Vincent

    Um, this is over a week old. This is for last weeks Raw…

  • Steve

    Those numbers say a lot. The head honchos over at WWE, Inc. should really take those to heart and write their shows accordingly.

  • JIR

    its bad enough the Divas can’t wrestle but then you have Cole belittling them on TV and follow up with his crap

  • BrandonE

    Worst storyline in the history of wrestling! Ihatemichaelcole.com

  • http://www.cricketinc.com Jaspreet

    The numbers were down because the show was taped. Many people might have already viewed the results here and/or on other sites. So, that rating should not be compared to other nights.

  • BruceL

    Only Vince McMahon would’ve found that angle with Cole’s nasty feet to be funny.

  • Wildcard

    The numbers don’t lie, the whole Cole push has been a total waste since day one and should never have happened in the first place. Who does is benefit? Swagger? Doubt it. JR? If you want to bring him back, make it once a year at wrestlemania for half the show. King, wanted to give him his first WM match, but not this way? Why go this route? Cole doesn’t need a push, what are their long term goal with him? This crap better end quickly. Swagger needs to get out of this asap and please let this PPV match be the closure!

  • Zach D

    This should tell u Vince. WE DON’T WANT TO SEE STUPID CRAP IN WRESTLING. we dont want to see JR kissing crusty feet, WTF

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