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.
They'll be back down again next week when people realise Rock isn't there lol
Yup. But it gives something to brag about for a week. He's starting already.
USA NETWORK’S “WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW” DELIVERS BEST NUMBERS IN ALL DEMOS SINCE JULY 2012
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW – the most-watched, regularly scheduled program on cable, airing live every Monday night, 52 weeks a year – had a great night with the best rating in all demos since July 2012 when the show aired it’s 1000th episode and debuted a new third hour of the show.
This week’s 8pm-11:10pm episode of WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW delivered its biggest audience since converting to a 3-hour format on 7/23/12 with 2.4 million (2.395MM) P18-49, 2.4 million (2.37MM) P25-54,1.3 million (1.25MM) P18-34 and 5 million (5.01MM) total viewers.
RAW delivered more M18-34 than any other program on television, broadcast or cable, and was second only to “The Following” on FOX for M18-49.
RAW made USA the #1 network in cable with double-digit margins over #2 History and was the only network to average over 2 million P18-49 (2.28MM, +58% over #2 HIST), 2 million P25-54 (2.26MM, +25%) or 4 million total viewers (4.80MM, +21%).
Rocky killing it in the M18-34 demo and Cena's Rumble win probably helped with the kiddies.
Vince can smell the money already. TWICE IN A LIFETIME.