10/8 WWE Raw Rating Breakdown; Vince McMahon’s Return, CM Punk, John Cena
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)