Tonight’s RAW & Tough Enough Plans, Last Week’s Ratings
— Tonight’s WWE RAW will take place from Richmond, Virginia and will feature R-Truth’s apology to John Cena, if he wants to keep his WWE Title shot at Capitol Punishment. Tonight’s show is also scheduled to feature Steve Austin and the cast of WWE Tough Enough, including the winner. The Miz vs. John Cena is being advertised locally.
The WWE Tough Enough finale will feature Luke and Andy competing in pre-taped segments from WWE’s FCW and training with Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat. The winner will be announced by Steve Austin on the live part of the finale. Trish Stratus, Booker T, Bill DeMott and the rest of the cast are scheduled.
— Last week’s Memorial Day edition of WWE RAW scored a 3.07 cable rating with 4.70 million viewers. Here’s a closer, segment-by-segment breakdown of the show’s viewership:
Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler lost 44,000 viewers from the opener while the segment with Alberto Del Rio talking about Big Show gained 41,000 back. Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres vs. The Bella Twins then gained 23,000 viewers.
Michael Cole and Alex Riley’s segment, which led to The Miz and Riley brawling, gained 315,000 viewers. This is lower than usual for a top of the hour segment, bringing the rating to a 3.20. Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk lost 213,000 viewers, which is actually better than usual for that time slot.
Kharma’s speech gained 210,000 viewers, which is higher than usual for that time slot. Evan Bourne and Jack Swagger’s rematch lost 53,000 viewers, which actually isn’t bad for that time slot, considering the time of the segment and the two Superstars involved. The main event of R-Truth vs. John Cena gained 615,000 viewers, giving the show a 3.47 overrun rating.