RAW did a 3.7 rating off hours 3.7 and 3.7 with a 5.4 share for Monday's show. That is down from the 4.0 of last week. The overrun did the highest number, which came in a 4.0. In other weekend ratings, Velocity did a 0.7 with a 1.1 share; Confidential a 0.6 with a 1.3 share and Heat a 0.6 with a 0.8 share. (Sources: PWInsider.com and the Wrestling-Online Newsletter)
It all seemed to flow very smoothly tonight. I think this might have been a perfect show. I hope the rating is still strong this week...yet my prediction is 3.8
Hey, I was close! I was trying to stay positive. I guess being that i'm sometime a negative person cost me a point. Anyway, that's good considering it's coming off a 4.0 show the previous week. I hope that this next Monday Raw can keep the fairly good momentum going. Later
Originally posted by RingmistressOh come on, the real MVP of Raw last night - ROSCOE P. COALTRAIN!
3.7 is a Real strong opening hour for Raw (just 0.1 off of last weeks 3.8 first hour). The problem is there was no second hour spike at all... Even with just a usual 0.3 second hour raise Raw would have had a great number being just shy of 4.0.
0.6 for Heat, that's about half of what they usually get. Of course it's not surprising considering it was up against the Superbowl... Which is really, REALLY too bad because this was a damn fine Heat show. Which started off with a great Christian vs. Storm match that about 7-minutes and a nice long main event of Booker vs. Hardy that put their Raw match a day later to shame.
smark/net attack wienerville advisory is lowered to YELLOW alert - Elevated (Due to Lesner still being champ, Benoit winning the Rumble, but HHH as champ is still a threat) 1/27
Get your WWE CD copy autographed by Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Trish Stratus and Lilian Garcia after Raw... Oh MY! Christmas has come late. Can't get better then that.
I was surprised that RAW decided not to advertise Goldberg/Kane and Michaels/Orton the week before in an attempt to boost ratings... all that was advertised for the show was Jericho/Christian vs. a mystery team for the #1 contendership for the tag titles, which isn't exactly a compelling match.
I don't think the WWE really cares about the ratings for the B-shows anymore... there have been very few attempts to advertise matches on Heat, and I don't think Smackdown even bothers with hyping Velocity anymore. Then again, those are two really crappy timeslots for wrestling... I don't know many people who are going to watch B-level wrestling on a Saturday night, and Heat has lost a lot of its luster since its inception as the WWF's B-show in 1998.
If it was a once-in-a-while bonus attraction (even at a PPV), I'd have no problem with it. For example, Austin's return match against Bischoff. That was harmless enough, and helped build up his comeback quite nicely. However, did we need to see: