Re: Official Raw Ratings Thread [Post All TV Ratings Discussions Here]
So they basically just lost viewers all night with minimal gains throughout? Not surprising. Something doesn't add up though. They can't lose over 200k from the beginning, only gain 100k back and have that the highest of the night. Doesn't make sense.
The numbers don't shock me though. This Raw was dogshit although it's great to see that Orton/Seamus managed a gain, even if it was a small one. Nice to see that The Shield angle is working and has some peoples interest at the least.
9pm didn't perform half as well as it has in previous weeks but that isn't surprising when Punk/Taker were on for 5 minutes and the rest was commercials, recaps and fucking Primo. Barely over 100k for your 9pm slot? Not good. This is what happens when you don't use one of your main holding segments correctly. It performs weakly.
The overrun managing to pull back everybody they lost during the last hour and 150k more is impressive. As a standalone number however, it isn't. Again, it's hardly surprising though given the flat nature of the previous 3 hours. Then it goes for 20 minutes which is considerably long for an overrun and this is what you get. It still did miles better than last week which is a positive I suppose.
Definitely the worst performing show on the RTWM thus far and the numbers reflect that. Rock hasn't even been advertised for next week either which is foolish. I doubt they'll be able to rebound up to the standard they had before and especially if they dish out shows similar to the total shit this one was. They're lucky the first Rock/Cena interaction this year was seen by so many people because chances are that's the segment that is going to sell Wrestlemania whether casuals watch the rest of the remaining Raws or not.