Originally written February 07, 2013 on Ring Side News:
- As noted before, the February 4th WWE RAW did a strong 3.54 rating with 4.80 million viewers. The show opened huge with a 3.79 quarter rating with CM Punk's promo. Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro lost 526,000 viewers. Rey Mysterio's promo with The Shield video along with a Trish Stratus Hall of Fame video gained 373,000 viewers. Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger lost 302,000 viewers. Cody Rhodes vs. Alberto Del Rio and then a Big Show/Del Rio interview segment at 9pm gained 243,000 viewers for a 3.64 quarter rating. Mysterio vs. Daniel Bryan lost 93,000 viewers. Kane and Bryan arguing plus another Big Show segment in his hotel room lost 87,000 viewers. Kane vs. Sheamus lost another 167,000 viewers. The MizTV segment with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar gained 600,000 viewers at 10pm for a 3.82 quarter rating - the high point of the show. Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton lost 683,000 viewers. Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk gained 137,000 viewers. Bruno Sammartino's Hall of Fame video gained 34,000 viewers. Big Show and Del Rio's brawl plus the Brad Maddox promo and brawl with The Shield, John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus gained 255,000 viewers for a 3.63 overrun rating - a weak gain for the overrun. Hot NEW Stephanie McMahon Photos + WWE Considering a Major Singles Push... Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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