Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Huge drop as expected but I actually saw them above 5 million. They made a mistake that the entire angle was Punk, he can attack Rock, Austin and Hogan in a triple GTS, it doesn't matter. The general audience don't see him as an attraction and it's never going to happen. They needed to do the Lesnar/HHH segment in the overrun last week with Brock attacking HBK, then this week, promoting HHH's response to what Brock did last week.
They gave away a full Big Show/Cena match this week which is the biggest match they can book from the current roster besides Orton/Cena, Show and Cena are the biggest TV draws in the company and this match probably did big. Other than that, Lesnar/HBK/HHH needs to close the program next week. They had almost 7 million potential viewers. An audience that is not going to come back at least until January 2013 if they're able to do the same hype for the 20 years RAW show. Now it's gone in a week, 3.1 is just the foreplay before the comedy against MNF.
We need to hope for catastrophically low numbers so they can go back to 2 hours before 2013.