8/13 RAW Breakdown: CM Punk Vs. Big Show Opener, Lesnar's Attack On Michaels And More
|By Marc Middleton | August 16, 2012 | Comments|
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter- As noted before, the August 13th WWE RAW did a 2.85 cable rating with 4.14 million viewers - not good numbers for the SummerSlam go-home RAW.
In the segment breakdown, CM Punk vs. Big Show opened with a 2.60 quarter rating - the lowest quarter for RAW in months. JTG vs. Ryback gained 63,000 viewers while Heath Slater vs. R-Truth gained 186,000 more. Tensai vs. Sin Cara lost 105,000 viewers.
Piper's Pit with Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho, The Miz and Roddy Piper at 9pm gained 516,000 viewers. Jericho vs. Ziggler vs. Miz lost 96,000 viewers. Backstage segments with Shawn Michaels, John Cena and CM Punk lost 374,000 viewers while the Divas match with Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix vs. Layla and Kaitlyn gained 45,000 viewers.
John Cena and CM Punk vs. Big Show and Daniel Bryan gained 247,000 viewers for a 2.94 quarter rating at 10pm - not a good increase for that timeslot, even with Cena featured. Christian vs. Damien Sandow lost 121,000 viewers. The contract signing angle with Brock Lesnar, Triple H, Paul Heyman and Shawn Michaels gained 431,000 viewers. The angle in the parking lot where the camera went out lost 394,000 viewers and the in-ring angle where Lesnar broke Shawn's arm gained 817,000 viewers for a 3.44 overrun.
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