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post #953 of (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:24 PM
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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)

Originally Posted by Verdict123 View Post
Surprise returns SHOULD gain viewers depending on the starpower, especially in the overrun, See: The Rock's Return feb 14 2011.

and the opening seg should be considered a disappointment imo, not even 4.0.
Some segments lately haven't even been able to gain a 3.0 and you're calling anything under a 4.0 a disappointment? I think that's setting expectations a little too high. The opener and the overrun were both 3.9. It's everything in between that let them down. Had they experienced a bigger gain in the middle, they would have been well into 4.0 territory. I don't see how it's a disappointment tbh. They got a big result from post-Rumble interest at the start. They advertised a HHH return and got a big result at the end too. If things aren't above 5 million next week, then I'd start to worry and call it a disappointment.

Originally Posted by Rock316AE View Post
HHH is going to be on every RAW until WM...Taker is going to be there from the EC PPV, and Rock coming back on the last RAW of February.

And I can see a 4.0 in March, if you got a big Rock segment and Shaq segment on the same show? + HHH/Taker/HBK? easily.
Agreed. Rock's going to give them quite a boost and HHH/Taker will maintain it. Shaq, if he's there, will give an extra boost and that's only 2/3 matches. Throw in general RTWM hype and everything else still to come and I think they'll definitely hit 4.0 at some point.
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