10/29 RAW Breakdown: Phoenix vs. AJ Lee, Sheamus-Show, More
– As noted before, the October 29th WWE RAW with the fallout from Hell In a Cell did a 2.95 cable rating with 4.09 million viewers. This was the best rated RAW since the NFL regular season began but was not the highest viewed. Hurricane Sandy affected cable TV this week as RAW was third for the night behind NFL Monday Night Football and Hurricane coverage on the Fox News Channel.
In the segment breakdown, the opener with CM Punk and Mick Foley did a 3.21 quarter rating. JTG vs. Ryback lost 432,000 viewers – another bad sign for Ryback on his own. Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton gained 123,000 viewers while Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Darren Young and Titus O’Neil gained 1,000 viewers. The segment with Vickie Guerrero and John Cena at 9pm gained 373,000 viewers for a 3.25 quarter rating.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston and a backstage segment with Vickie and AJ Lee lost 451,000 viewers. Zack Ryder and Santino Marella vs. Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal plus Beth Phoenix vs. AJ lost 304,000 more viewers. This segment did a 2.70 quarter rating and was the low point of the show.
Sheamus and Big Show’s segment at 10pm did 324,000 viewers for a 2.94 quarter rating and was the best 10pm growth in a while. Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes lost 189,000 viewers. The in-ring presentation with Susan G. Komen lost 143,000 viewers while Alberto Del Rio vs. Justin Gabriel gained 59,000 viewers back. The final segment with Team Punk and Team Foley gained 708,000 viewers for a 3.26 overrun rating – the high point of this week’s show.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter