4/29 RAW Breakdown: Tug-of-War Segments, Opening Triple Threat, More

Posted by DailyWrestlingNews.com on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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- As noted before, the April 29th WWE RAW did a 3.06 rating with 4.28 million viewers. RAW was the highest rated show on cable for the night, going up against competition from the NBA and MLB.

In the segment breakdown, Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Zeb Colter vs. Big E Langston opened at a 3.10 quarter rating. Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton lost 10,000 viewers. Naomi vs. Brie Bella lost 136,000 viewers.

The Shield speaking plus 3MB coming out and then Kane and Daniel Bryan gained 431,000 viewers for a 3.31 quarter rating at 9pm. Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler lost 326,000 viewers. Backstage segments and the Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar video lost 175,000 viewers. Zack Ryder vs. Jack Swagger plus the Mark Henry tug-of-war segment gained 270,000 viewers. Henry vs. Sheamus in a tug-of-war gained 102,000 viewers for a 3.21 quarter rating at 10pm. These are weak numbers for that timeslot.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Antonio Cesaro lost 408,000 viewers. Fandango vs. The Great Khali in a dance off gained 44,000 viewers. Kane, Bryan and John Cena vs. The Shield in the main event gained 513,000 viewers for a 3.32 overrun rating, about average.

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Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter






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