Oh man, I love people like you who open their mouths without having the least idea of what they're talking about.
That 2.60 quarter hour is NOT the lowest of the year. Have a gander at this:
Memorial Day Raw
First of all, RAW on Memorial day always does low rating. I'll admit that i was wrong about 2.6 being the lowest quarter, even though its terribly low for WWE CHAMPION having a match and being RAW opener unlike Santino/ADR of the RAW breakdown you posted.
Oh and here's another:
Punk vs. Daniel Bryan lost 30,000 viewers for a 2.79 quarter-hour rating in the 10pm timeslot - which is a bad number for that point in the show.
The post-match segment with Kane plus The Miz vs. Christian lost 13,000 more viewers.
LOL look at it again, the WWE champion loses viewers in the 10 P.M quarter where viewers ALWAYS tune in. It wasnt even a low gain, he actually lost viewers which means people were almost sick of him that they decided to tune out on top of the hour.
There's also many times that punk vs Miz lost viewers consistently at 10pm and main event, he also lost viewers against Tensai in the Main Event.
Alberto Del Rio and Cody Rhodes vs. The Great Khali and Big Show gained 195,000 viewers while the backstage segment with Jericho, Laurinaitis, Eve and Teddy Long talking about CM Punk being drunk lost 112,000 viewers. Nikki Bella winning the Divas Title from Beth Phoenix gained 437,000 viewers, which can be seen as a big surprise. The field sobriety test in the ring with CM Punk gained 270,000 viewers to a 3.63 quarter-rating, which is one of the best quarters in a while.
And what's that...why I do believe Punk and Jericho drew a 3.63 quarter hour rating, which was one of the best in a while at that point in time. Well what do you know?
What do I know? I know that the quarter was big because of the Divas match randomly gaining over 400K before the corny drunk segment by the wwe champion. Punk and Jericho gained only 200k which is actually weak for 10 pm, while divas gained 400k. That says it all.
Want more facts? Fatal Four Way, the PPV in 2010 drew 143,000 buys. The main event? Sheamus vs Cena vs Edge vs Orton. No PPV Punk has headlined has drawn that low. In fact, the next lowest buyrate I found was Vengeance 2011 with 121,000. The main event? John Cena vs ADR.
Once again I have to point out, Punk has lost viewers many times in his shitty reign which cena never did when he was champion. Besides whats your point comparing these two anyway? Cena has been part of the main event drawing matches of last two manias, he has a proven record of drawing high ratings. Punk is no John cena. By comparing these two, you only make yourself look stupid.
Oh and in case you also haven't clued into another fact, the WWE title stopped being given to wrestlers who were proven they could draw a long time ago. Sheamus, Miz...hell, look at Dull Rio's 2 terrible reigns in the fall.
None of those superstars were longest reigning WWE champion in years.
Face it, Punk is a over-pushed peice of shit, a failure. He does not deserve such a massive push. He is the WWE champion but struggles to draw which is the reason they took him off main events and turned him into a mid card champion. Like someone said he is the kevin nash of 1995.
The RAW go home for summerslam 2011 did 3.01 rating not 3.31. The RAW before that week did 3.3 which means ratings were going down "and we were right in the middle of Summer of Punk
" as you pointed out.