The show opened strong and that's almost certainly to do with the fact that WWE left everybody on a cliffhanger last week and a lot of people were expecting something big to kick things off. It was advertised that it would be MizTV w/Heyman to open the show but instead we got a CM Punk promo. Was Punk the initial reason so many people decided to watch at the beginning of the show? No. Was he the reason that they stayed regardless of that? Yes. Score one for Punk. His match with Jericho gaining in a random quarter equals score two for Punk. Hey, guess what? Maybe the Rock feud is working and all the people exposed to Punk for the past month like what they see and now want to start watching him? Just a thought for the hater parade.
MizTV doing the highest of the night isn't surprising. It was a great segment and of course BORK was there along with Heyman. Brock is more than likely the reason for the overall higher viewership of the show because his storyline with Vince was the hook from last week. People obviously tuned in again to see what would happen. Here's the thing though and it's to do with that is said below...
Originally Posted by BANKSY
They had a good hook to tune in last week , with the Lesnar return/Heyman reveal . So that was bound to attract viewers.
There was no hook this week so it will be interesting if they can maintain the viewers.
has said, last week there was a great hook to get people to tune in again this week. But there wasn't really any hook or big reason promoted to watch the show next week. Notching really advanced or furthered. The good thing is that it's the go home for Elimination Chamber so maybe they can expect a boost from that and will be bale to maintain this level of viewership.
I have to say though, it's rather strange to be talking about 3.8 quarter hours when just a month ago they couldn't even hit 3.2 quarter hours lol. DAT RAWK, DAT BORK, DAT RTWM.