RAW Audience and Twitter Rating
This week’s episode of RAW was quite unique in terms of audience numbers. The show started with a measly 3,963,000 viewers, the lowest hour in 2014. But against usual trends each hour increased thereafter, instead of dropping off. Hour two did 4,414,000, and the show closed with a 4,451,000 number.
This averaged out at 4,276,000 viewers, down considerably from the previous week’s 4,610,000 number.
RAW had 1,436,000 active Tweeters during the show, ranking them #4 among “non-sporting events”.
Jim Ross may have an explanation for the gradual rise – the main event – he wrote in his latest blog:
The final segment of RAW was big time as it featured the company’s most relevant grouping of stars in an action packed, fast moving finale to the three hour marathon. By the time the three hours and 15 commercial breaks come and go it is more often than not the last thing that one sees that sticks with them the longest. If you remember something that happens early in the night, then that content is generally a keeper or is so ridiculous it’s like that song that one can’t get out of their head.
JR also discussed the Daniel Bryan angle:
I wasn’t crazy about WWE World Champion Daniel Bryan seemingly retreating from Kane but I mark it off to DB simply wanting to protect his wife and doing what he can to keep her out of harm’s way. This matter needed to be explained better because one can’t have the company’s top champion being reluctant of physically engaging with anyone. I am of the opinion that this Daniel Bryan/Kane storyline needs better explanation for the TV audience and if nothing else for more viable questions to be asked that encourage the audience to mentally invest in what they are seeing.
John Cena Addresses Wyatts On Main Event
Here’s what went down on this week’s WWE Main Event on the Network:
– Dolph Ziggler def. Jack Swagger, when Adam Rose’s Exotic Express caused the distraction. After the match Ziggler joined the party.
– Natalya & The Funkadactyls def. Aksana, Alicia Fox & Tamina.
– Goldust def. Curtis Axel, with the Final Cut. After the match the Brotherhood hugged.
– John Cena vowed to never give up against Bray Wyatt. John Cena directed the WWE Universe to ask themselves what it is about The Wyatt Family that appeals to some. Is it the catchy song? Is it the mask? Do people actually listen to what Bray Wyatt has to say?
Critical of Wyatt’s cryptic rants, the Cenation leader delivered a message that should come as no surprise to his legions of supports. No matter how tough the odds, you never give up.