1/28 RAW Breakdown: The Rock and CM Punk, Dance Contest, More


– As noted earlier, the January 28th episode of WWE RAW did a 3.67 rating with 5.01 million viewers – the best number the show has done since RAW 1000 back in July 2012.

In the segment breakdown, the show opened strong with CM Punk, Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon doing a 3.63 quarter rating. Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro with The Miz as referee lost 193,000 viewers. The Make Me Laugh segment with Ryback, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil plus a Bob Backlund video gained 32,000 viewers. Bo Dallas vs. Wade Barrett and John Cena vs. Cody Rhodes gained 243,000 viewers. A Cena interview plus The Shield beating down Cena, Sheamus and Ryback at 9pm gained 145,000 viewers for a 3.80 quarter rating.

The Tensai vs. Brodus Clay dance contest lost 157,000 viewers. Big Show beating down Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio gained 116,000 viewers. Tamina Snuka vs. Kaitlyn in the Lumberjills Match and The Rock coming out gained 79,000 viewers. The in-ring segment with Punk and Rock at 10pm gained 279,000 viewers for a 4.03 quarter rating – the largest since RAW 1000.

Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow in a Tables Match plus the WWE Karaoke segment lost 601,000 viewers. Chris Jericho’s segment with Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee and Big E Langston lost 342,000 viewers. Jericho and Ziggler vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan gained 134,000 viewers. The final segment with Vince McMahon, Heyman and Brock Lesnar gained 750,000 viewers for a 4.00 overrun.

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Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter