Getting over in the mid-card
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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Raw on 3/5 did a 3.23 rating and 4.61 million viewers. The number of viewers was almost identical, actually down 35,000 from last week but there is no Daytona 500 to use as the reason. There were fewer people watching TV this week than any Monday night so far in 2012, but that only explains 3.2% (the drop from last week’s overall television viewing) and if you factor that in, would be equivalent to 4.76 million normalized viewers, still 1 million less than they were doing at this time last year.
The show was fourth for the night on cable. It did have the same second hour drop as in most weeks, even with everyone knowing a Rock-Cena confrontation was going to end the show.
The show did a 2.2 in teenage boys (down 19% from last week), a 3.1 in Males 18-49 (up 11%), a 1.0 in teenage girls (down 9%) and a 1.1 in Women 18-49 (down 8%). Overall, it was 69.5% male viewers.
In looking at the final segment with the Rock/Cena confrontation, teenage boys went from 2.5 to 2.8, Males 18-49 from 2.9 to 3.6, Teenage girls from 1.1 to 1.2 and Women 18-49 from 1.1 to 1.4.
The show opened at a 3.45 rating for the Michaels-HHH confrontation.
Jack Swagger vs. Santino Marella lost 443,000 viewers.
Rock’s first interview plus Alicia Fox vs. Eve Torres gained 338,000 viewers. That’s probably a ton for Rock and losing for the match.
The John Cena empty arena promo lost 382,000 viewers.
C.M. Punk & Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho & Daniel Bryan gained 205,000 viewers to a 3.25, weak for that point in the show.
Rock’s Paul Revere promo plus Show vs. Miz lost 121,000 viewers, far less of a drop than usual in that time slot.
Rock’s third promo about John Hancock plus Kane vs. R-Truth lost 187,000 viewers.
The Rock/Cena confrontation gained 763,000 viewers to a 3.57 overrun, which is slightly above normal levels. Part of that is because Cena had done one long promo and Rock had done three medium length promos already on the show.