Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Okay, so anyway, going to post the results from my little experiment regarding Punk. Now I didn't do every segment. Punk is seldom out of the turn of the hour segments anyway. I didn't do everything, as tbh... I got lazy. But this is certainly the vast majority of segments where he's been arguably the biggest draw. I use the 9PM (for 3-hour Raws only), the 10PM, and the 11PM.
There is no perfect way to determine whether the quarter was a "success" (using that loosely) or a "failure". What I did was simple. The first thing I looked at was the rating number and compared it to the average of the show. If it was above the average rating, it was a success. And by success, I mean it did better than the average of the show, which may not be a success to the whole product, but the segment/match held the show up. If it was below the average rating, it was a failure. If there's no rating indicated in the breakdown I got it from, I look at the gain compared to other gains.
It's a fair way to look at it, but I know there's logic in assuming gains are what should be looked at primarily, but I just think the average of the show is what we should look at and compare numbers to. It's the simplest way to do it as well I'd think. But anyway, here it is:
Punk Segment Gains/Losses (Gains have nothing in front of number, losses have "-" in front of number)
5/7: -105,000 (2.94)- Punk/Bryan-Tensai (Failed, lost viewers and average rating 3.01)
1/9: 128,000 (3.0)- Punk/Swagger (Success, overall rating 2.86)
1/30: 219,000 (3.54)- Punk/Bryan (Failed, overall rating 3.55)
2/6: 94,000 (??)- Punk/Jericho (Failed, no rating indicated, very low gain)
3/5: 205,000 (3.20)- Punk-Sheamus/Bryan-Jericho (Failed, overall rating 3.23)
3/26: 132,000 (2.96)- Punk/Christian/Jericho + Clay/Hawkins (Failed. Overall rating 3.05)
4/2: 148,000 (3.6?)- Punk/Henry (Success, overall rating 3.42, though down 150,000 from opener which did a 3.6, so Punk/Henry should only be a little lower and thus still a success)
4/9: 379,000 (3.19)- Punk/Jericho (Success, overall rating 3.10)
4/23: 270,000 (3.63)- Punk/Jericho (Success, overall 3.33 rating for normal two hours)
6/4: 340,000 (2.93-3.02)- Punk/Kane (Success, overall rating 2.92)
9/10: 555,000 (??)- Punk/Orton (Success, highest 9PM gain since 7/23 Raw 1000, no rating indicated)
9/3: 370,000 (??)- Anger Management and Punk/Sheamus (Failed, second lowest 9PM gain)
A one quick note is that Henry, while doing well for SD's buyrates as champion, has underperformed on Raw in breakdowns many times. So I don't put him on the top level as a draw and so that match is included.
Let me know if anyone knows the ratings for the segments missing them, and let me know if anything is incorrect/should be adjusted as far as ratings, gains, and who was in the segment. I took these right from the breakdowns and I'll post them if people want me to.
I know this doesn't really prove anything, but I was just interested in seeing it. And what do you know, I was right in that half the time he does well without a major draw, half the time he doesn't (at least by how I did it).
I'm watching you...