Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
If the overrun loses viewers and isn't one of the top 3 segments of the night, I'll concede Punk isn't a draw. That build up was mostly on him and for once, even though Cena was in there at the end, Punk was the primary draw (not sure on Jerry's drawing ability in this day and age). If he fails to do well in gains or being one of the top segments of the night, then that's pretty much that.
Granted, he probably won't be in the highest rated segment of the show since the HHH retirement stuff was promoted just as much if not more than Punk/Jerry... and HHH is HHH. So I'm not expecting Punk/Lawler to do more than that, but he should at least be in the second or third highest slot of the night in the overrun. I know Punk matches don't generally draw, but the build to it was perfect and a great way to get Punk over as a hated heel who people want to see get his ass kicked. There's no reason it shouldn't have one of the highest 2-3 numbers of the night unless Punk really isn't a draw. He was given the spotlight and main event for Raw finally in a highly (TV) promoted and built match.
But we'll see.
I'm watching you...