Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan at the top of the hour gained 521,000 viewers which sounds good but it’s still a deal where so many people tuned in at 9 p.m. out of habit that you can’t really figure out if they were tuning in because they liked what was on the air or it was simply the time they tuned in.
The stuff with R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Bryan and A.J. taking Bryan out of the ring for a psychiatric evaluation gained 274,000 viewers. That’s good for the time slot.
These seem like conflicting statements. In my estimation Bryan doing that big of a gain in an unusual slot proves that he and Sheamus should be taking credit for that 9pm draw or at least some of it.
You'd be a fool not to think that CM Punk would somehow be involved with the Cena/Show match, having him on commentary was good because it might of kept some people watching who might normally not be interested in a Cena/Show match plus to see what he would follow up his actions last week with. Good to see that between the three of them they can pull big numbers. I'd like to see this sort of thing continue in coming weeks.