Originally Posted by SarcasmoBlaster
The opening quarter hour can't lose viewers because it's the opening quarter hour.
And I know people want to know how many viewers the opening segment did so we can do "Punk is/is not a draw" part one million, but all the opening viewership is really going to tell you is how many people actually remembered that RAW was going to three hours, which is honestly probably not many.
EDIT: Not saying that's why you want to know, btw, just that that is what the many people here will use the opening number for, unfortunately.
Essentially what I was just thinking as I was reading over comments asking about what the opening quarter hour drew. Unfortunately, the 8:00pm start time is going to make many opening hours from here on have oddball numbers, because WWE's somehow done a rather poor job of establishing, with no ambiguity, that Raw is now a three-hour show. It was like the 1,000th episode ate up so much oxygen, the move to three hours was lost.
But, anyway... Daniel Bryan is a Ratings Dynamo!