In the segment-by-segment, the show opened with the C.M. Punk promo and Mick Foley coming out first quarter doing a 3.21. Ryback vs. JTG lost 432,000 viewers so Ryback is still not a ratings draw. Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett gained 123,000 viewers. Daniel Bryan & Kane vs. Prime Time Players gained 1,000 viewers.
The Vickie Guerrero/John Cena in ring at 9 p.m. gained 373,000 viewers, although 9 p.m. has become a traditional gain spot doing a 3.25. Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro and A.J. Lee and Vickie Guerrero backstage lost 451,000 viewers. Zack Ryder & Santino Marella vs. Jinder Mahal & Heath Slater and A.J. Lee vs. Beth Phoenix lost 304,000 viewers, so Lee wrestling is not a big deal to viewers. At 2.70, it was the low point of the show.
The Sheamus and Big Show in-ring 324,000 viewers, which came at 10 p.m., and is the best 10 p.m. growth in a while doing a 2.94. Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow lost 189,000 viewers. The in-ring Susan G. Komen check presentation lost 143,000 viewers. Alberto Del Rio vs. Justin Gabriel gained 59,000 viewers. The Punk/Foley team announcement gained 708,000 viewers to a show high 3.26 overrun.
Just a note there is a pretty significant error in the breakdown, or something is missing, running it through Excel and with the figures provided there is no way Hour 3 averaged 3.783 million - in fact all the quarters I have at above 3.783 million based on the figures above.
So Hour 3 above has a big error in it.
Hm, yeah. Sandow/Rhodes vs. Cara/Mysterio losing seems likely considering the last few weeks (stupid unwashed masses not appreciating Mr. Sandow's presence!)
The whole cancer segment thing may have lost more and it's a typo. Maybe Punk/Foley team announcing is off? Then again, segments like that do attract larger numbers of viewers. Or perhaps Sheamus/Show. The gain was the largest in several months, and it seems odd to some extent, though maybe with Sheamus losing the title and now the underdog in the feud, it may have breathed new life into the feud and people were interested. Plus the rating itself from what we saw wasn't anything special.
What strikes me though as odd is Del Rio/Gabriel gaining anything. Del Rio's been a consistent ratings loser and had had some of the lowest quarters in years, but yet this week for some reason with Gabriel he gained.
I didn't actually watch all of Raw, so I can't say what's missing if anything. Hour 2 seems to be missing a quarter though.