Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
The Orton match was actually not in the 10pm slot, they started by the end of the quarter and ended into Q6. They started the quarter with the announcers talking about Lesnar/Cena, then Ace backstage segment, then a full commercial break and only then by the end of the quarter the match. Check the Caldwell RAW report in the Torch. Orton probably saved the segment from a disaster number, thank god Punk wasn't there or we would be getting another 800k loss like his last match with Miz.
As usual Lesnar is carrying the show on his back and did the biggest number, HHH also was in that quarter so even if they got extra viewers on him, they lost after that. Then Ace and Cena doing the second biggest number is also not surprising. That's why I guess they're main eventing a PPV.
I don't see the surprise in the Khali gain, the guy is a special attraction to every fanbase for his size alone. Show was also always a big TV draw for that reason. That's what makes wrestling something to watch for a lot of fans.
Let's see what they do next week without Lesnar and his hype, and with Ace/Cena/Albert as the main program.
300k for ER would be a huge success BTW if you look at the position of the PPV.