Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
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.
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.