[RAW] Ratings Clarification


Yesterday several Web sites reported that WWE’s RAW Homecoming debut on USA Network did a 4.4 cable rating (6.5 share), while WWE.com’s story reported a 4.7 rating. To clarify, WWE.com was referring to the show from 9pm ET onward, while the other reports were for the entire show beginning at 8pm ET.

According to PWInsider.com, here’s a further breakdown:

– RAW did hours of 3.8, 4.9 and 4.5.
– The show, for the second week straight, lost viewers at the end of the first hour.
– The show peaked at 5.0 during the Austin/McMahon segment.
– The post-RAW repeat of the “Exposed” special did a 2.8 (6 share). On Sunday October 2, the initial broadcast of “Exposed” did a 1.7 (2.6 share).

The Hollywood Reporter and TV Week both have stories up on the ratings increase as well.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.