- As noted before, the April 22nd WWE RAW did a 3.13 cable rating with 4.40 million viewers. RAW was the highest rated cable show for the night, beating the Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA game which did a 2.38 rating with 2.99 million viewers.
In the segment breakdown, the show opened with a 3.04 quarter rating for the segment with Paul Heyman and Triple H. R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro lost 163,000 viewers. Damien Sandow vs. Brodus Clay and a segment with Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee, Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero gained 153,000 viewers. Chris Jericho vs. Ziggler gained 439,000 viewers for a 3.35 rating at the 9pm mark, which is strong growth.
Tensai vs. Cody Rhodes lost 224,000 viewers. Zack Ryder vs. Big E Langston lost another 139,000 viewers. The Shield vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan and The Undertaker gained 581,000 viewers for a show-high 3.50 quarter rating at 10pm. Fandango vs. William Regal lost 949,000 viewers for a 2.83 quarter rating. More people tuned out in this segment than nearly any other in recent years.
The Divas #1 contender battle royal gained 302,000 viewers. The final segment with Ryback, Mick Foley, John Cena and The Shield gained 548,000 viewers with a 3.43 rating in the overrun. These are good numbers but not great growth for the final segment.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter