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Vince’s Return Draws Big Numbers for RAW, Cesaro Match Doesn’t, More

– As noted before, the October 8th WWE RAW did a 2.80 rating with 4.11 million viewers.

In the segment breakdown, the dancing segment with Brodus Clay and R-Truth lost 241,000 viewers from the opener. Vince McMahon’s return with CM Punk gained 459,000 viewers for a 3.06 quarte3r rating. Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio vs. Titus O’Neil and Darren Young lost 653,000 viewers. Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett at 9pm gained 446,000 viewers for a 2.92 quarter rating.

A backstage segment with AJ Lee and Punk plus a clip of Cena on Kelly & Michael lost 254,000 viewers. Tyson Kidd vs. Antonio Cesaro lost 225,000 more viewers. That match did a 2.59 quarter – the lowest of the show. Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio went into the 10pm timeslot and gained 210,000 viewers with a 2.84 quarter.

The segment with Larry King, The Miz and Kofi Kingston plus Zack Ryder and Santino Marella vs. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow lost 27,000 viewers. Kaitlyn vs. Eve Torres lost 321,000 more viewers. Vince McMahon vs. CM Punk in the main event gained 1,233,000 viewers for a 3.46 overrun rating. This is the best growth segment in a long time.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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  • rob

    The casual fan does not fucking like “WRESTLING”…. 225k view loss for Kidd vs Cesaro is a fucking joke.

  • The Original Jeff W.

    @rob: Yeah, no doubt man, that match was great. I quit watching during the Brodus/Truth segment and the part with Cena on the talk show. I’m glad the show lost a quarter of a million on both of those segments because they were pointless.

  • Joseph

    I skipped the opening segment, turned the channel when I saw Brodus and R-Truth. I always change the channel when I see AJ, Cena and Santino as well.

  • ^ so that means you never seen any of matches/promos with punk and cena, i see, very nice…

  • Bane

    Of course Cesaro’s match lost viewers, he was facing T Kidd who we all know was gonna get beat. They wanted 2 hype up his “herculean” strength yet he faces Kidd, not a big guy. It’s like Ryback not being able to lift Tensai on the previous Raw and then WWE overreacted by making him face Primo on Smackdown and then on Raw Primo and Epico. It was a good Raw especially Vince vs Punk but they have 2 stop with these pointless segments where all Brodus does is dance and lame AJ skits. We want good wrestling, not dumb ass, pointless segments.

  • Rybork

    @Rob, the casuals don’t have any idea what a ‘good’ wrestler or a ‘good’ match is. Their idea of good wrestler is whoever wins the most matches and doesn’t cheat, and thats the reason Cena is so popular.

    I don’t think anyone should expect them to stay for a Tyson vs Cesaro match, casuals enjoy story-driven matches with superstars that they care about.

  • quarte3r?

  • matthew

    Enough with aj as gm santino and his cobra brodus clay stupid gay dancing r truth and lil jimmy cena and sheamus with there lame jokes put that shit on sat morning slam if they want it that bad. Its supposed to be raw most the stuff on raw is embarrassing to watch.

  • GN-0015

    @rob – You’re right about casual fans don’t understand wrestling. But I think it’s WWE’s job to educate them. We as IWC members can preach all we want to casual fans about “what is wrestling” but I doubt those casual fans would care because in their mind Cena is the best in the world because no one has ever beat him clean. They would even argue that Cena actually got The Rock at WM if not for Cena trying to do The People’s Elbow.

  • theoutlaw

    i changed the channel as i heard Cesaro’s Music they guys SUCKS

  • jayman

    Its becuase casuals find Cesaro boring becuase he dosent have a great gimmick. Cesaro has potential for a greater gimmick than he has currently. He should be viewed as an anti- american threat, change the us title to the more prestigious european title, then wwe would gain viewers from Cesaro. I am a cesaro fan aswell. Also, Cesaro versed tyson kidd three times! (Debut,Superstars, Raw) out of all the people antonio cesaro versed (15ish) he versed tyson kidd the most. I am a cesaro fan btw

  • WWWYDKI

    @Bane “we want good wrestling” but yet you don’t approve of Cesaro facing one of the best wrestler on the roster? isn’t that an Oxymoron?

  • Bane

    I liked the match, I was referring 2 the casual fan and how the WWE was hyping up his “herculean” strength yet he faces a “small” guy. Love Cesaro, even his entrance song is cool. He’s a great wrestler, I was just referring 2 how the WWE is using him 2 get him over.

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