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Once again, the October 29th Raw episode, the first after Hell In a Cell PPV did a 2.95 cable rating with 4.09 million viewers. It was the highest rated RAW since the NFL regular season began. Obviously, Hurricane Sandy affected ALL TV this week but Raw was third for the night behind the NFL and Hurricane coverage.
Segment Breakdown: Opening with CM Punk and Mick Foley did a 3.21 quarter rating which was a decent start to Raw. JTG vs. Ryback however lost 432,000 viewers, WWE won't like to see Ryback losing nearly half a million viewers. Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton in a good match brought back 123,000 viewers while Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Darren Young and Titus O’Neil gained 1,000 viewers with being at the end of the hour. Vickie Guerrero and John Cena in that awful angle at 9pm gained 373,000 viewers for a 3.25 quarter rating which is pretty good.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston and a backstage segment with Vickie and AJ Lee lost 451,000 viewers. Viewers aren't yet sold on either men. Zack Ryder and Santino Marella vs. Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal plus Beth Phoenix vs. AJ lost 304,000 more viewers with the segment doing an unsurprisingly low 2.70 quarter rating and was the low point of the show.
Sheamus and Big Show’s interactions at 10pm did 324,000 viewers for a 2.94 quarter rating and was a steady growth on 10pm. Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes lost 189,000 viewers. The in-ring presentation with Susan G. Komen lost 143,000 viewers while Alberto Del Rio vs. Justin Gabriel gained 59,000 viewers back.....maybe for viewers wanting to see the final segment with Team Punk and Team Foley which gained 708,000 viewers for a 3.26 overrun rating which is at it's highest in weeks.