7/15 RAW Breakdown: Punk and Lesnar, Cena Picking Bryan, More
– As noted, the July 15th WWE RAW did a 3.05 cable rating with 4.11 million viewers.
In the segment breakdown, the opener with Brad Maddox, John Cena and Randy Orton did a 2.99 quarter rating. Orton vs. Fandango lost 85,000 viewers. Mark Henry’s interview where The Shield attacked gained 78,000 viewers. Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio gained 273,000 viewers in the 9pm timeslot for a 3.19 quarter rating.
The Bray Wyatt promo, a Performance Center video and Zeb Colter’s interview lost 209,000 viewers. The Usos vs. Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro plus Damien Sandow vs. Christian lost 253,000 viewers. Brie Bella vs. Naomi gained 265,000 viewers. One of the two big segments for the night was the segment with CM Punk, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. That gained 498,000 viewers for a 3.41 quarter rating at 10pm.
Backstage segments with The Great Khali and John Cena plus Maddox, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon lost 497,000 viewers. Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho lost 172,000 viewers. Cena picking Daniel Bryan as his SummerSlam opponent was the other big segment of the night, gaining 669,000 viewers for a 3.41 overrun rating. This was one of RAW’s best segments of the summer.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter