... Can't believe I'm gonna get to post the breakdown for Raw this week. YAY ME!
- As noted before, the May 21st WWE RAW Supershow scored a 3.03 cable rating with 4.16 million viewers.
In the segment breakdown, the John Cena and John Laurinaitis opener did well with a 3.40 quarter rating. Big Show's explanation and Cena vs. David Otunga lost 139,000 viewers. Santino Marella's angle with Ricardo Rodriguez lost 521,000 viewers and Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton lost 252,000 more. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan gained 390,000 viewers for a 3.01 quarter rating. This isn't a great number for that timeslot but a good showing for a segment with CM Punk and Bryan.
Jinder Mahal vs. Christian lost 259,000 viewers while Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix gained 44,000 viewers. John Cena and Sheamus vs. Tensai, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler in the Lumberjack Match gained 878,000 viewers for a 3.49 quarter rating in the overrun. The main event ratings went from a 2.3 to 2.5 in Male Teens, 2.4 to 3.1 in Males 18-49 but didn't show any real gains among females.
-Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As usual since after WM, Cena segments do the biggest numbers, which shouldn't be surprising. Punk/D.Bryan/Kane do a relatively good number, though it did start out as a promo and went into a match, which I'm sure lost some viewers. Interesting enough Cena/Otunga didn't lose as many viewers as that slot usually does, which shows even more Cena is the top draw in the company right now... even if he's not amazing himself. Del Rio/Orton being the lowest spot of the night doesn't surprise me, and can't say I care. Divas match gaining, even a small amount in a random time slot is good for them, and the overrun gaining back to the amount of viewers the show started with is a good sign since the match was advertised at that point. The overrun itself was actually shorter than usual if I'm not mistaken (like 3 minutes).