So... it looks like Cena's drawing power really is dead. Granted, I do still think Punk on commentary back in the Cena/Show match in July helped it gain more than it would have, but not enough to figure the difference between what Cena/Show gained this week and what it would've gained back then without Punk. Clearly Cena's drawing power is in the shitter, and Ryback seems to be the biggest full-time draw they have at this point. '
Punk was in Q4 and the first 5 minutes of the 9PM and probably had something to do with that gain as well, and the Sheamus/Ziggler match was in part the last 5 or so minutes of the 9PM, with commercials in between. 9PM though had it's strongest gain and quarter hour rating since the Lawler/Punk/Heyman/Foley promo when Lawler returned.
10PM with Vickie/AJ, by today's standards wasn't a bad 10PM gain (since it loses half the time). Interestingly enough, the quarter hour rating for it was a 2.78, and last week with Vince/Vickie was a 2.73. Does that mean... AJ'S A BIGGER DRAW THAN VINCE!!!!????
Overrun rating was the strongest it's been since Punk/Cena, and the gain is the biggest since Punk and Ziggler teamed up to face Cena and Ryback. The overrun was a crazy brawl and that definitely helped things. There was Cena, Show. Sheamus, Ziggler, Shield, Team Hell No, and Ryback (WITH DAT POP) all being out there.