Data On WWE RAW Rating: Audience Interested In McMahon, But Then Drop Off

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As noted on Tuesday here on the site, the February 7th WWE RAW did a 3.30 rating with 4.93 million viewers.

In a segment-by-segment breakdown, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon’s announcement and the angle with Randy Orton & Nexus opened with a 3.55 rating. R-Truth vs. Mason Ryan lost 618,000 viewers while Eve Torres, Gail Kim and Tamina vs. Melina & The Bella Twins gained 280,000 viewers. Michael McGillicutty vs. John Morrison lost 349,000 viewers while the angle with The Miz and Jerry Lawler with the beginning of the Lawler & Daniel Bryan vs. Miz & Ted DiBiase match gained 723,000 viewers for the 10pm time.

However, the ending of the tag match and the angle with Sheamus and Mark Henry lost 383,000 viewers. In another big loss, the Santino Marella vs. Alberto Del Rio match lost 305,000 viewers and was the lowest rated segment of the show.

The main event of CM Punk vs. John Cena and the brawl at the end gained 504,000 viewers, a little less than the usual overrun, ending RAW with a 3.45 rating for the overrun.

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