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WWE News: Raw's Social Media score declines night after PPV, NBA Playoffs to blame?

May 1, 2012 - 11:32:10 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Monday's episode of WWE Raw declined in social media activity from the previous week despite coming off the Extreme Rules PPV. Raw scored 162,413, according to Trendrr.TV , down 18 percent from 198,893 for the PPV lead-in episode.

Raw was likely hurt in the social media sphere by NBA Playoffs games, which took the #1 and #3 spots on cable TV. TNT's NBA coverage scored 738,815 for the Knicks vs. Heat game and 244,763
for the Thunder vs. Mavericks game, which started during the first hour of Raw.

Raw, which ranked #4 on cable TV Monday night, was down 5.8 percent compared to the yearly average of 172,395. Raw also did not follow the yearly pattern of big jumps in social media activity the night after a PPV compared to the PPV lead-in show.

-- 1/30 (night after Rumble) - 187,713 score (up 94.2% vs. previous week)

-- 2/20 (night after Chamber) - 250,429 score (up 78.7%)

-- 4/2 (night after WM28) - 343,333 (up 116.8%)

-- 4/30 (night after ER PPV) - 162,413 (down 18.3%)


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