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Re: Official Raw Ratings Thread 2013
Breakdown for last week:
In the segment-by-segment, Orton vs. Cesaro lost 641,000 viewers. A Mick Foley Hall of Fame video, The Shield video interview and Big Show vs. Zack Ryder gained 196,000 viewers. Ryback vs. Heath Slater and another Rock with security outside segment gained 12,000 viewers. The C.M. Punk interview at 9 p.m. gained 66,000 viewers, less than usual growth, doing a 3.10 quarter. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler in the Beat the Clock match gained 33,000 viewers. The Dr. Shelby Anger Management graduation segment with Kane and Daniel Bryan lost 162,000 viewers.
Kaitlyn vs. Alicia Fox and a Paul Heyman promo gained 104,000 viewers. The Rock interview at 10 p.m. with The Shield beat down lost 109,000 viewers at 10 p.m. to a 3.01 quarter. Thatís not good at all for 10 p.m. Wade Barrett vs. Sheamus in the Beat the Clock match lost 406,000 viewers. Backstage segments with Vince McMahon, Punk and Heyman, Ziggler, A.J. and Vickie Guerrero as well as Alberto Del Rio vs. Tensai gained 217,000 viewers. And the final segment with John Cena doing a lame promo and guys filling the ring gained 154,000 viewers to a 2.98.
In the segment-by-segment, it opened strong with C.M. Punk, Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon doing a 3.63 first quarter. Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro with Miz as ref lost 193,000 viewers. The Make Me Laugh segment with Ryback destroying the Prime Time Players and Bob Backlund video gained 32,000 viewers. Wade Barrett vs. Bo Dallas and John Cena vs. Cody Rhodes quick matches gained 243,000 viewers.
The Cena interview followed by The Shield beatdown of Cena, Sheamus and Ryback at 9 p.m. gained 145,000 viewers to a 3.80 quarter. The Brodus Clay vs. Tensai dance contest lost 157,000 viewers, which is a hell of a lot better than theyíd have done if the two would have wrestled. The Big Show beatdown of Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez gained 116,000 viewers. Kaitlyn vs. Tamina Snuka in a Lumberjills match and Rock coming out gained 79,000 viewers. The Rock-Punk in-ring at 10 p.m. gained 279,000 viewers. Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow in a tables match plus the Great Khali Karaoke segment and beatdown with Zack Ryder of 3MB lost 601,000 viewers. The Chris Jericho return and in-ring with Dolph Ziggler, A.J. and Big E Langston lost 342,000 viewers. Jericho & Ziggler vs. Kane & Daniel Bryan gained 134,000 viewers. And the overrun with McMahon and Heymanís performance review and the return of Brock Lesnar gained 750,000 viewers to a 4.00 overrun.