Originally Posted by LovelyElle890
Jericho wasn't advertised but everyone saw him at the Rumble and it was blowing up on twitter. So, you could just assume he would be on Raw the next night. I am not saying that Rock didn't bring in the ratings but the WWE did spoil the Lesnar thing on twitter before he came out. I tuned in because I assumed Trips would be on the show too.
Jericho isn't a guy who moves numbers in any way. He never has been. Compared to the other guys in the discussion right now (Rock/Lesnar/Vince) he doesn't come even remotely close.
Good call on the Lesnar twitter spoil though. I forgot about that. Since the social media activity was high, it's not unreasonable to assume that a lot of folks were expecting Brock, at least the people on twitter were expecting him.
Overall though, everybody knew Rock was walking out there as the new champ and I think that's ultimately what led to the high interest. Nobody knew when he was going to show. When it wasn't the main event slot and Vince/Heyman was advertised I think everybody then knew that shit was going down. Cue the Brock spoiler and there you have it, 3.7 for a 3 hour Raw in 2013 lol.