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Subway & Long Hugging Segments Hurt RAW, All Star Main Event Draws and More

– As noted before, the September 17th WWE RAW scored a 2.86 cable rating with 4.05 million viewers, about the same as the previous two weeks. The total number of viewers was the lowest in months. In comparison, the Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons NFL game did a 11.58 rating with 15.52 million viewers.

The highest rated segment this week came in the first quarter-hour at 8pm, which did a 3.21 rating. WWE had a large audience to start but lost them early when the football game started.

In the segment breakdown, Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio vs. Primo and Epico lost 404,000 viewers when the football game started. Titus O’Neil and Darren Young attacking them plus Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix lost 17,000 viewers. Heath Slater vs. Brodus Clay lost 129,000 more viewers. MizTV with The Miz, Booker T and Ryback gained just 381,000 viewers in the 9pm time slot.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Santino Marella and Justin Gabriel vs. Wade Barrett lost 153,000 viewers. The Subway segment with Jared and various Superstars lost 478,000 viewers and fell to a 2.64 quarter rating. Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. R-Truth and Kofi Kingston gained 362,000 viewers, picking back up most of the viewers who tuned out during the Subway segment.

The post-match stuff with them hugging lost 169,000 viewers in the 10pm timeslot, doing a low 2.78 quarter rating. This is a very bad number for that time period of the show. This is the second time a long drawn out hugging segment in a key timeslot has bombed.

Tensai vs. Randy Orton lost 150,000 viewers. Zack Ryder vs. Damien Sandow lost 169,000 viewers and did a 2.56 quarter rating. Sheamus and John Cena vs. CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio in the main event did the best growth for a quarter in a while – gaining 823,000 viewers for a 3.14 overrun rating.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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  • jayman

    The WWE universe is filled with major ignoramuses if they tune out to the intellectual savior to the masses, Mr. Damian Sandow.

  • Muscleman

    I am surprised MizTV gained viewers.

  • Chelsii.

    American football is so boring, what knuckledragger watches that shit?

  • Real Kosher

    OMG god chelsii, stupid bitch….don’t even fucking go there and start that shit up…I’m not a fan of football either, I’m an american, but for fucks sake learn when to keep your mouth shut

    P.S. might be someone jacking her name again but either way shut the fuck up….

    now if the rest of you don’t mind…lets ignore chelsii’s comment and move on…..

    WWE needs to learn fast that they need to shake things up big time with the divas division…I would honestly like to see the last time a divas segment gained a sig. amount of viewers…that didn’t involve kharma

  • Chelsii.

    Lol, what’s wrong Kosher? It’s boring shit, get over it.

  • FacePuncher

    Im english and I watch american football. Its just not on over here the same time RAW is.

  • Kayfabe fan

    Team hellno gaining #AWWWWWYEEEAAAAAAH

  • matthew

    who the hell wants to see two men hugging. i know vince and kevin dunn do and all the cena pg loving virgins. its annoying like aj

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  • WrestlingHarold

    The anger managment crap with Danial Bryant and Kane is the lame is that the wwe has gotton. We have to gladiators hugging what a joke. What will be next they start singing the Barney song. Oh yea them John Cena can join them since he seems to act like Barney.

  • FacePuncher

    @ Brandon

    I don’t hate chelsii. I dont hate anyone on here. Everyone’s entitled to their own views and opinions

  • GunShark

    I really don’t get the Bryan/Kane hate. They are playing their parts to perfection, the tag team division is getting more attention, and the tag team titles are being made to mean something again (thanks in part to the PTP’s recent actions).

    Kane and Bryan are getting more on-screen time than anyone else, even the WWE and World Heavyweight Champion. So they must be doing something right, especially in the eyes of the powers-that-be.

    To paraphrase Ric Flair: “Whether you like it, or whether you don’t like it, learn to love it, ’cause it’s the best thing going today.”


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