I'm expecting nothing less than a 7.5 rating. Expecting the breakdown to look a little something like this:
The opening with the Rumble fallout, CM Punk raging, Heyman, and Vince started the show with an 8.0 and almost 13,000,000 viewers, which is earth-shattering to say the least. According to an insider report, it was as soon as Punk's music hit that the number started sky-rocketing. Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro lost 9,183,000 viewers, bringing the show down to 3,817,000, people tuning out after realizing they'd be bored to death watching a bunch of losers after the GOAT rage. Ryback and Prime Time Players in the Make-Me-Laugh segment lost 627,000 viewers. Looks like no one was laughing, because they tuned out. It also appears that fortunately not many saw The Barrett Barrage buried by Bo Dallas as that match lost 1,190,000 viewers.
Cena/Ziggler and The Shield attack with Sheamus and Ryback running out gained 740,000 viewers, a good gain for the segment, but a bad overall rating. The Tensai/Clay dance off lost 896,000 viewers, which is terrible because by this point, less than 2,000,000 viewers were watching Raw. It gets worse as our World Champion Alberto Del Rio and his main challenger The Big Show, lost another 170,000 viewers. However the show low came during the divas match, which lost another 1,113,000 viewers. People were not tolerating Raw tonight... that is... until...
The Rock's WWE Championship speech gained 6,742,000, bringing the rating back up and over 4.0 and at this point over 7,000,000 people were tuned in. But it gets better because as soon as Punk came out, another 6,400,000 viewers popped in, beating out the start of the show and closing in on 14,000,000 viewers. But this was NOT the peak of the show. Because there is only one man who could bring the ratings higher than a combination of The Voice of the Voiceless and The People's Champion ever could. A man with class. A man who's slowly but surely bringing dignity and intelligence back to the WWE. A man who is trying to show the unwashed masses the way to enlightenment, despite their lack of mental ability and the constant up-hill battle he must endure. The unwilling hero. The savior of the ignorant. The cart-wheel tearin', pink-tights wearin', man with an awesome beard and no fear, with the greatest physique in the world and mentally has no peer! Daaaaaaaaaaaaaamiiiiiiieeeeeeeeen SAAAAAAAAAAAAANDOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Mr. Sandow's match gained 18,341,000 viewers to an earth shattering 23.0 rating. It seems the masses know just how much of a hero Mr. Sandow is, but are too lazy to embrace his teachings. Tis' a shame. It should be noted that the "Thank you Sandow!" chants were the loudest ever heard according to numerous fans who attended the event. Little do the ignorant fools know Sandow doesn't require their nasally voices screaming for him, but rather just need them to follow what he says, yet they never do.
Anyway, back to the rest of the breakdown. Ryder/Khali sing off and 3MB lost 30,000,000 viewers exactly. They need to start booking Mr. Sandow in main events if they want a successful show ratings-wise. Kane/Bryan against Jericho and Ziggler gained 520,000 viewers, a good gain actually, though the overall viewers was low by that point. Finally Vince's segment with Heyman and Lesnar's return gained 1,946,000 viewers, a huge overrun gain and number, though overshadowed by the opening, the 10PM slot, and Mr. Sandow's brilliance.