WWE News WWE NEWS: Raw TV quarter-hour ratings - which segments popped this week's rating?
Jan 17, 2014 - 11:50:22 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
WWE Raw on Monday, January 13 delivered very interesting quarter-hour TV ratings results.
There were three distinct "peak levels" in each hour of the three-hour show, including the 2014 Hall of Fame announcement. The show then re-peaked during the over-run, which featured Daniel Bryan's memorable babyface turn on the Wyatts.
All ratings references below are for the key demographic of males 18-49.
- Peak #1: 2.33 rating in Q4 (end of the first hour) for the end of Big Show vs. Jack Swagger and New Age Outlaws's ring introductions before their six-man tag match with C.M. Punk against The Shield.
The actual six-man tag then dipped to a 2.24 rating in Q5 at the top of the second hour.
- Peak #2: 2.35 rating in Q7 for the Ultimate Warrior's Hall of Fame announcement, which was helped by a pre-commercial teaser.
- Peak #3: 2.39 rating in Q9 (top of the third hour) for the end of Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston and post-match injury angle involving John Cena, Sr.
- Over-Run Peak: 2.40 over-run rating for the end of the steel cage main event and Daniel Bryan dumping the Wyatts.
Raw TV Ratings Break Down (m18-49 demo
Q1: Raw opened with a 1.98 rating for the opening match of Daniel Bryan & Bray Wyatt vs. The Usos, plus one commercial.
Q2: Raw slipped to a show-low 1.95 rating for John Cena vs. Damien Sandow, plus one commercial.
Q3: Raw popped to a 2.10 rating for a filler segment - two commercial breaks and backstage segments, possibly reflecting the audience being late tuning in for Cena's match.
Q4: Raw popped again to a 2.33 rating for the end of Show-Swagger, one commercial, and the Outlaws's ring introductions.
Q5: Raw dipped to a 2.24 rating for the six-man tag and one mid-match commercial.
Q6: Raw slipped to a 2.19 rating for post-match fall-out from the Outlaws dropping Punk, one commercial, A.J. Lee & Tamina vs. Cameron & Naomi in Divas tag action, and the HOF teaser.
Q7: Raw popped to a 2.35 rating for Warrior's HOF announcement, plus one commercial.
Q8: Raw dipped to a 2.26 rating for the start of Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston, plus one commercial.
Q9: Raw increased to a 2.39 rating for the second-half of Orton vs. Kofi, the post-match angle involving Cena, Sr., and one commercial.
Q10: Raw dropped to a 2.16 rating as audience fatigue kicked in. The segment included WWE tag champs Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel, one commercial, and the first-half of an unhyped Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio match.
Q11: Raw dipped again to a 2.10 rating for the end of Rey-Del Rio, one commercial, and a WWE Network video.
Q12: Raw dipped again to a 2.01 rating for video recaps, main event ring introductions, the first half of the main event, and one commercial.
Over-Run: Raw drew a 2.40 over-run rating for the end of Bryan & Bray Wyatt vs. The Usos in a cage and Bryan's post-match turn.
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