Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Horrible breakdown and not a good sign for Summerslam. Big Show/Orton and Lesnar/Heyman/HBK/HHH doing the biggest numbers as expected. Other than that, the main event shows that John Cena is not a miracle formula and needs the opponent. Bryan is not that type of guy which is why they drew so low even with the fresh match. On the other hand, you got Cena against Big Show, two proven draws and the two biggest in the company against each other for the 800 time in the last 8 years and it draws huge. For the record, I actually liked the Cena/Bryan TV match.
The number the HHH/Lesnar segment did this week is a perfect result of WWE's miserable promotion. Brock Lesnar, a mega star who is going to be on RAW only 3 more times this year is going to be there live and you're not even giving him ONE COMMERCIAL in 3 hours? HBK in his hometown is going to be on RAW for a rare appearance and again, nothing? Keep in mind that the shows did the same rating but Big Show/Cena attracted a much bigger share of the audience. The only thing I can say about it is maybe WWE are trying to sabotage this on purpose, unless, I underestimated their stupidity again, and after Cena vs Miz/Truth in November 2011 and Cena's protection in March 2012, I can't believe I'm even saying it.
On another note, Ryback is getting over big, not only live crowds, not only the chants, now the TV audience which is the most important factor. Maybe we're going to see a Goldberg/squash pattern(obviously not even close to Goldberg's level), it's 3 weeks in a row now IIRC.
Last edited by Rock316AE; 08-09-2012 at 02:53 AM.