– Due to the holidays, we’re just now getting the RAW numbers from the New Year’s Eve show. The numbers from this week with The Rock’s return will be available later. The NYE show drew a 2.32 rating with 3.55 million viewers.
The segment breakdowns are just estimates this week but The Miz and John Cena vs. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow stayed even with the opener. Sgt. Slaughter vs. Antonio Cesaro lost around 155,000 viewers while Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre stayed even. The segment with CM Punk, Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon gained 465,000 viewers for a 2.5 quarter rating in the 9pm time slot.
Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler lost around 155,000 viewers. Eve Torres brawling with Kaitlyn and Alberto Del Rio backstage with Ricardo Rodriguez lost 300,000 viewers. Ricardo vs. Big Show stayed even in the 10pm time slot with a 2.2 quarter rating. Wade Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston also stayed even. The Shield brawling with Ryback, Sheamus and Randy Orton gained 160,000 viewers. The final segment with Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee and Cena gained around 800,000 viewers and was the highest point of the show with a 2.6 final quarter rating and a 2.9 overrun.
(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)