Well, if this is even remotely accurate then I'd say Vince knew what he was doing in promoting K-Fed's appearance so strongly and building up to it. Story is at the Observer's website:
Originally posted by MeltzerWe don't have a number, but Raw did a big rating on Monday night. The WWE web site claimed 2.5 million more viewers than usual and a peak of nine million, which would be the highest peak of any Raw show since the glory days if that's accurate. We should have the number later today. The only sketchy details we've gotten so far are that the rating was above average, but not greatly above average, but one of the quarters was through the roof.
I was waiting for that argument to pop up. But hasn't HHH been persona non grata for a few months now? I mean, there's been shows where his only appearance was for RAW's main event. Hell, there have been shows where he's only appeared backstage.