Last year the HHH promo in the opening segment did 3.7 in a show that did 3.8 overall so to open with a 3.6 in a show that did 3.4 is big,
Which RAW show are you talking about here?
I'm sure they opened a lot less for the first quarter with the Ace and then gained huge during the Rock promo. Rock's promo was more than the 15 minutes quarter so he was probably responsible for the strong second quarter and the fact that they didn't lose 800k or something like that.
Ace opening the show was 2:20 minutes. I dont think that affected the opening seg with the rock.
Henry/Punk was a terrible gain for the top of the hour but expected, Henry is a big TV draw but he needs to work with a star to do it, I hope to see him more on RAW, I don't know if there's a draft or not.
Agreed on Henry, The guy is legit.
Lesnar WASN'T a factor in that 3.9, nobody knew he was going to be there, they did big gain for the "Cena calling out The Rock" concept as a way to end the feud,
Not sure if this right. Lesnar is a big name. Cena calling out the rock would have gained a good amount of viewers but Lesnar's return must have spiked the overrun numbers to a million.
Next week should be the test for Brock, to see if he's the big, rare game-changer like Rock was in 2011 to every aspect of business, from house show business to ratings.
If its a test, then its an unfair one because The rock returned feb 2011, MANIA season. And every other week, they were bringing back the big names like taker,hhh,austin,jbl etc... not to mention John cena going back to his old gimmick for the first time in years.
The Rock vs Cena, a 10yr dream match, was the True game changer for 2011. Pretty sure Lesnar alone, post mania, wont be able to top that.