Bret Hart, DX Draw Top Ratings For WWE RAW

The final WWE RAW segment involving Bret Hart and Vince McMahon brought the show its peak rating Monday, but Hart was not the show’s only big draw for its battle with TNA iMPACT!

Behind the 4.4 overrun rating for the Hart-McMahon confrontation was a 4.1 for the DX vs. JeriShow match. The latter segment actually appeared to siphon a greater portion of viewers from TNA, as it corresponded with the second-lowest quarter hour on iMPACT! (the TNA show drew a 1.17 head-to-head with the Undisputed Tag Titles bout).

Bret Hart’s first major segment, his show-opening confrontation with Shawn Michaels, drew a 3.7 rating. TNA’s 9PM quarter, which included Hulk Hogan’s first appearance before the crowd, peaked with a 1.9–combined, 5.6 percent of cable households were watching professional wrestling from 9-9:15PM.

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  1. Bret always rulz…!!! and regarding the high for DX match one of the reason is people thinks that Bret Hart going to appear in it…. so in that also because of Bret Hart only rating of DX match goes high…..!!!

  2. I hope all you fans of debauchery and carnage are enjoying the further destruction of a sentient human being who is sacrificing his remaining health and sanity to feed your bloodlust. The whole spectacle makes me sick! Haven’t we learned anything about the mindless pain, misery and carnage that is the real price of this “entertainment?” SHAME ON ALL OF US!!!

  3. and MMA is no different….Compare to WWE, MMA seems like a sport that’s bent on human carnage…so spare me your your asinine comment about wrestling violent when the ‘Real violence come from MMA….

  4. Garry, I assume this “sentient human being” you refer to is Bret Hart but I must have missed the debauchery and carnage part of the show. I saw him speak, shake hands, and hug people. Yes, he got kicked in the balls. But it wasn’t something I would describe as destruction, carnage, mindless, or misery. Of course, if he decides to take a chair shot in the coming weeks then your comment will be correct.

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