Re: Official Raw Ratings Thread 2013
Punk drawing in and keeping them viewers on his own in the opening segment, and then doing a great gain in an odd quarter with Jericho is all great for Punk. Of course some will try to put it on The Rock and people expecting him to be there, but then if the segment bombs/doesn't do that well, that's not the case anymore and it's all Punk. What Rock has done is gotten people on a week-to-week basis to notice Punk and maybe turn Punk into a proven draw. One segment on his own doing extremely well doesn't prove anything however, and we'll have to wait and see how his segments do after Mania, as Starbuck pointed out, though if he's out of the title picture and isn't feuding with Taker, we can use his numbers at that point to gauge how big of a draw he is.
Cena disappoints in the overrun for the second time this year to make it two for two. Now in all fairness, the overrun has been hit or miss. Punk/Rock the first Raw of the year did well, Rock concert and the brawl afterwards with Punk the next week didn't do well. Cena's promo before the Rumble with the brawl did terribly considering the hype, Heyman/Vince with Lesnar returning did amazingly well. So who knows. Then again, that applies to the 9PM and 10PM segments as well.
But anyway, MizTV gaining is great and doing top of the show isn't surprising with the Lesnar appearance incoming, plus Heyman seems to be a bit of a draw himself. Great number for that.
I'm watching you...
Last edited by The Evil Santadow; 02-07-2013 at 12:07 PM.