Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
I don't believe Raw has had a 4.0 quarter at all this year, not even during the Rock/Cena segments. I may be wrong, but I don't recall seeing a 4.0 once this year. If that is the case, then Monday's overrun was the highest rated segment of the year so far. Which, of course, is a brilliant sign for WWE going into next week, and it is academic now that they will be breaking 4.0 several times next week.
I think the main growth is due to Cena possibly cashing in, but also due to the Raw 1000 hype, in my opinion.
Quarter Hours - July 16th, 2012
Q1 - 3.39 rating / 4.84 million
Q2 - 3.12 rating / 4.46 million
Q3 - 3.30 rating / 4.71 million
Q4 - 3.42 rating / 4.88 million
Q5 - 3.64 rating / 5.16 million
Q6 - 3.62 rating / 5.14 million
Q7 - 3.28 rating / 4.65 million
Q8 - 3.50 rating / 4.97 million
Overrun - 3.99 rating / 5.69 million
Very strong looking breakdown. One or two people are making the point that the Q5 growth is not too big, that does not matter as much this week as much as other weeks, because Q3 and Q4 increased, which is an unusual occurrence, so those that normally tune in for hour 2 only, tuned in earlier, so to say.
And Q5 and Q6 drew very strong ratings, so kudos not only to AJ and Bryan, but also to Ryback, Jericho and Ziggler, because that is a very rare occurrence.
Using 10 percent, if you don't like the following, ignore it. I will not claim that it is 100 percent accurate, however - in my opinion, it is more accurate than the above.
Q1 - 4.91 million (0.07 gain) <-- 2 minutes stripped out
Q2 - 4.75 million (0.30 gain) <-- 6 minutes stripped out; Kofi/Truth vs Primetime Players, AJ, Bryan and Eve backstage
Q3 - 4.94 million (0.24 gain) <-- 5 minutes stripped out; AJ, Bryan and Eve backstage, Touting, Ryder vs Del Rio and Mysterio's return, Raw 1000th moment
Q4 - 5.12 million (0.24 gain) <-- 5 minutes stripped out; Slater vs Rikishi and Rikishi/USOs dancing, Bryan/AJ vs Miz/Eve
Q5 - 5.35 million (0.19 gain) <-- 4 minutes stripped out; Bryan's proposal, Raw 1000th moment, Ryback vs Swagger
Q6 - 5.33 million (0.19 gain) <-- 4 minutes stripped out; Ryback vs Swagger, Touting, Ziggler and Jericho segment
Q7 - 5.18 million (0.53 gain) <-- 8 minutes stripped out; Touting, Raw 1000th hype, Clay entrance, Clay vs JTG
Q8 - 5.15 million (0.18 gain) <-- 4 minutes stripped out; Show vs Punk
Overrun - 5.69 million (0.00 gain) <-- no commercials (obviously)
Q7 had eight minutes of commercials, hence the large gain and the low quarter in the breakdown.