6/3 WWE Raw Rating Breakdown: John Cena vs. Curtis Axel Rematch, Y2J & Paul Heyman, More
As PWMania.com previously reported, the June 3rd WWE RAW did a 2.65 cable rating with 3.68 million viewers. This was the third lowest rating for a non-holiday RAW in the last 15 years and the lowest rating for a RAW show not on a holiday night or during football season since July 7th, 1997. RAW faced big competition from the Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers game which drew a 8.24 rating with 11.57 million viewers.
In the segment breakdown, the opener with Stephanie McMahon and Vince McMahon opened at a low 2.72 rating. The Shield vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton gained just 1,400 viewers. The Usos vs. Darren Young and Titus O’Neil lost 450,000 viewers for a show-low 2.39 quarter rating. Big E Langston vs. Alberto Del Rio gained 258,000 viewers in the 9pm timeslot for a 2.58 quarter rating.
Cody Rhodes vs. Sheamus gained 18,000 viewers. Fandango vs. The Great Khali lost 252,000 viewers. The Miz vs. Wade Barrett and the first part of the Chris Jericho and Paul Heyman contract signing gained 338,000 viewers. The second part of the signing plus The Bella Twins and AJ Lee vs. Cameron, Naomi and Cameron gained 116,000 viewers for a 2.74 quarter rating at the 10pm timeslot.
Kane and Bryan backstage plus a vignette for The Wyatt Family lost 328,000 viewers. Bryan vs. Ryback gained 463,000 viewers at 10:30pm, which is a huge increase for that period in the show. The main event rematch with John Cena vs. Curtis Axel gained 430,000 viewers for a show-high 3.14 overrun rating.
(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)