It must be eating them up they just can't get past the 4.0 mark as they were doing it easily right before football season... It was certainly an impressive second hour spike. The problem is the viewership who wants to see the whole show didn't come back after MNF. Back in July and August. Six out of eight weeks Raw did an overall rating over 4.0, to get that they needed high 3's first hour. I'm with you here's hoping that the Rock return could jump them over 4.0 total, but it would be smart to advertise him.
Velocity has gotten a much better number then they have been getting recently. Rey Mysterio was in the opening match teaming with Kidman vs. Noble and Nunzio a good long match that lasted almost a quarter of an hour... Confidential was a repeat so the number isn't that abnormal. Heat was the same I guess the 1.4 from a couple of weeks ago was just a freak thing (or an RVD thing).
**February 26, Smackdown Ratings** added if anybody's interested
Smackdown did a 3.5 again with hours of (3.4, 3.6) which is even they what they did last weeks 3.5 (3.2, 3.8)... The 9PM competition from Fox was actually stronger then usually is and took over UPN/SD usual 4th place spot for that hour.
smark/net attack wienerville advisory is lowered to BLUE alert - Guarded (Due to Eddie being WWE champ and facing Angle at WM, Benoit winning the Rumble in World title match in mania BUT Kliq members is still a threat - Vince you can save us from these threats) 2/17
Honors for Smartest thing ever written, 5th Horseman "When Victoria, Trish, Molly, and Lilian were in the ring.. I commented to my friends that all of the 4 ladies in the ring were hotter than the all 4 that are fighting over who is the hottest in the WWE"
See, the other thing that concerns me a bit: Kane's GREATLY expanded speaking roles. One of the things that was so great about the Kane character was how much they were able to do with him as someone who barely spoke.