|By Marc Middleton | March 08, 2013 | Comments|
Source: Wrestling Observer NewsletterAs noted before, the March 4th old-school edition of WWE RAW did a 3.52 cable rating with 5.01 million viewers, the second best numbers of the year. RAW was the highest rated show on cable for the night, even beating out Pawn Stars.
In the segment breakdown, the first segment, after The Undertaker opened the show, with CM Punk and Paul Heyman, Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show opened strong with a 3.7 quarter rating. We don't have exact gains and losses this week but Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro lost 427,000 viewers while Zack Ryder vs. Mark Henry gained 142,000. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler and segment with Ric Flair stayed even.
The high-point of the show came with The Rock and John Cena having their point & counterpoint segment, which did a 4.1 quarter rating and gained 855,000 viewers in the 9pm timeslot. Jim Duggan with the WWE Legends vs. Jack Swagger lost 712,000 viewers. Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil plus Tensai and Brodus Clay vs. Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater lost 142,000 viewers. Fandango's entrance and interview lost 284,000 viewers.
Triple H's segment gained 427,000 viewers and did a 3.6 quarter rating in the 10pm timeslot. Alberto Del Rio vs. Wade Barrett plus a promo from Swagger and Zeb Colter lost 427,000 viewers. Mae Young's birthday segment lost 142,000 viewers and was the lowest rated part of the show. The Fatal 4 Way main event with Punk, Orton, Sheamus and Big Show gained 570,000 viewers for a 3.7 overrun.
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