We have more ratings data from Monday’s post-Royal Rumble episode of WWE RAW. The show drew a 3.7 rating with over 5 million viewers, making it the most-watched RAW since the RAW 1,000 special back on July 23rd.
- The number of viewers watching per home was only 1.38, the lowest we’ve ever seen for RAW. Since viewership was so high, this means that there was a very large number of homes watching.
- The best drawing quarter hour was The Rock’s confrontation with CM Punk, which did a 4.03.
- RAW was the most-watched show on all of television for the night among the coveted Males 18-34 demographic. The audience was 68.5% male.
- The show opened strong with a 3.63 for the first quarter, which featured C.M. Punk, Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon.
- The segment that featured Wade Barrett v. Bo Dallas and John Cena vs. Cody Rhodes gained 243,000 viewers over the previous segment (Ryback/Prime Time Players Make Me Laugh skit).
- John Cena’s post match interview and subsequent beatdown by The Shield Sheamus and Ryback at 9 p.m. gained 145,000 viewers to a 3.80 quarter.
- Brodus Clay and Tensai ‘s danceoff lost 157,000 viewers
- The Rock and CM Punk’s in-ring confrontation at the top of the 3rd hour gained 279,000 viewers.
- The biggest loss of the night was the quarter hour that featured Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow (tables match) and the Great Khali, Ryder and 3MB Karaoke segment, which lost 601,000 viewers.
- Chris Jericho’s return and the in-ring bit with Dolph Ziggler, A.J. and Big E Langston lost 342,000 viewers.
- The strongest segment of the show was the over run, which featured Vince McMahon’s performance evaluation of Paul Heyman and the return of Brock Lesnar. The overrun gained 750,000 viewers and broke 4.00 for the first time since RAW 1,000.
(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)