Re: Official Raw Ratings Thread 2013
Things are slowly dipping since Rock first returned and Rock/Punk started but I don't think it's going to affect the buyrate of the Rumble. It's one of those cases where a lot of people are going to want to see it no matter what the build is. I think so anyways. I don't want to spark some huge debate here but Rock/Cena didn't set the world on fire in terms of TV ratings but when it came to live gate and PPV, it broke records. Brock/HHH at Summerslam last year, again, didn't set the world on fire in terms of TV ratings but it ended up with a great buyrate because at the end of the day the attraction was Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H. I think this will be a similar case. At the end of the day the attraction is still Rock fighting for the title for the first time in 10 years against a guy who hasn't been beaten for 400+ days.
Having said all that, hour 2 is the highest rated hour and I suspect that it's down to Rock/Punk. It also looks like they could have hit the 5 million mark too which is always nice. Hour 3 dropped way down. I'm curious to see what Cena's segment did just for the lulz. DAT HEEL CENA PROMO.