PW.Net wrote:Monday's WWE Raw scored a 3.46 rating, up from the 3.12 rating the show drew the previous week. As previously noted, Raw averaged 4.869 million viewers, up from the 4.537 million average from last week.
Shore's Slant A big lift for WWE with the first hour doing he bulk of the work. It looks like once everyone saw Batista they tuned out. My concern is that's only going to convince Vince McMahon that he needs more big names returning instead of fixing the milquetoast midcard.
Dave Meltzer wrote:Raw did something of an amazing 4.86 million viewers on Monday night and the big story was the ratings pattern.
8 p.m. 5.25 million
9 p.m. 5.00 million
10 p.m. 4.36 million
The story is the huge open and the huge drop during the show. The big thing hyped, for weeks, was the return of Batista. If anyone tries to attribute the rating to anything but that, they are fooling themselves. Without quarters, it's hard to know exactly where the fall-off was, but it was huge. It would appear bringing Batista out early likely caused a lot of viewers to tune out. Just as obvious, there was not that much interest in the show-long waiting for John Cena to confront Randy Orton storyline.
Batista is sooooo winning the Rumble.
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