From the quote earlier, that was in April about the gains and overall audience:
Originally Posted by Rock316AE
Think about it like this, if Vince was in the ring promoting a Austin segment in 98, Austin comes out, do his promo, do a huge gain, then the Blue Meanie comes out for the top of the hour timeslot and gain another 5k because it's almost impossible to lose in that TV slot for any show(*almost*, like Punk proved in the past), you want to give Blue Meanie a credit for a big quarter? you know the answer.
The point of that is when people pretending that X person drew Y number of people for the segment when in fact, he had nothing to do with it because the audience was there before his segment and a bigger X would have done a bigger number than he did in Z time slot. There are people who bring the overall up and there's people who are just "there" taking a TV spot in that specific show. Which is why you can't call a 148k gain in the top of the hour a huge success for the people in it even if it did a 5.0.
Anyway, in the peak years, the pattern was always a huge gain in the second quarter, a complete opposite from the pattern that started in mid-late 2010 that this spot is mostly a killer.