Quarter 1: Show opened at a 2.9
Q2: Lost 49,000 viewers (Chris Jericho vs. Kofi Kingston)
Q3: Lost 24,000 viewers (Backstage shenaOxiOxiOxiOxins with John Cena and Zack Ryder; John Laurinaitis and David Otunga)
Q4: Gained 93,000 viewers (Big Show vs. Randy Orton)
Q5: Gained 822,000 (return of Michaels, Triple H, Undertaker video) to take the show to a 3.6
Q6: Lost 621,000 viewers (Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth)
Q7: Lost 320,000 viewers (Tamina Snuka vs. Brie Bella; Eve walking into the back of an ambulance & ensuing snog with Cena)
Q8: Lost 139,000 viewers (C.M. Punk vs. The Miz) to do a 2.8.
Over-run: Gained 505,000 (Kane zooming Ryder off a 3ft stage) viewers to close out on a 3.1.
What a sad breakdown in February, open at 2.9? horrendous. Jericho lost only 49k so that's great for this time slot, Show/Orton gained on a random slot is also great but not surprising, Show was always a decent TV draw like he proved on SD and Orton is the second biggest name and star in the business. Punk/Miz did the lowest rating of the night, abysmal, again this is the lowest rated champion on RAW without competition since 95 and I'm sure that even then, they were not so miserable as TV draws. Would be funny to see if Meltzer is doing a comparison and where Punk is, but like I said, it's top 5 for sure. After WM when the real stars are not busy, he will not be near this title, in fact he's probably going to SD.
HBK/HHH was a great segment and good to see they gain, It's not a surprise because I was going to say a 4.0 for a HBK/HHH segment, 20 minutes without commercials for the first time in over a year but if you look at the show's average, it's a great gain, not a great number but a great gain. HBK was always a good attraction and he proved it here again. Probably the best segment of the year so far.