|By Marc Middleton | February 28, 2013 | Comments|
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter- As noted before, the February 25th WWE RAW did a strong 3.43 rating with 4.70 million viewers.
In the segment breakdown, the show opened strong with Vince McMahon, Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar and Triple H for a 3.6 quarter rating. We only have estimates on the gains and losses this week but Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler lost about 285,000 viewers. CM Punk's promo and trailer for The Call gained around 420,000 viewers - huge numbers for that time slot. The Great Khali vs. Mark Henry lost around 285,000 viewers. Jack Swagger, Zeb Colter and Alberto Del Rio at 9pm gained about 285,000 viewers for a strong 3.7 quarter rating.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton lost about 430,000 viewers while Cody Rhodes vs. R-Truth stayed even. Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil lost another 285,000 viewers. The Shield's promo at 10pm with Sheamus and Randy Orton getting involved gained around 285,000 viewers for a 3.4 quarter rating.
The big drop of the night came with The Miz vs. Jack Swagger, losing around 430,000 viewers. John Cena's promo gained around 140,000 viewers and CM Punk vs. Cena in the main event gained 1,002,000 viewers for a 3.9 overrun rating - a huge success.
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