WWE News: Zack Ryder-Eve Segment Draws RAW's Lowest Ratings in Ten Years

Katie Gregerson@katiegregersonCorrespondent IJanuary 12, 2012


On this week's episode of Monday Night RAW, Kane feigned an attack on Diva Eve Torres before her scheduled No. 1 contender match against Divas Champion Beth Phoenix.

As the Big Red Monster's music played and the arena turned an ominous shade of red, Zack Ryder ran to the rescue of his lady love, before getting the hell out of dodge.

Well trying to, at least.

Ryder spent a good 10 minutes attempting to change a tire on his escape car while Eve cowered in the passenger seat, anticipating an attack from Kane that took far to long to happen.

What was the result of that segment?

WWE losing over half a million viewers.

F4WOnline.com (via WrestleNewz.com) reported the following today:

On Monday’s Raw, Eve made her way to the ring ready to battle Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, but instead of The Glamazon’s entrance theme playing, the arena went red and Kane’s music played. United States Champion Zack Ryder ran to the ring to try and help her escape to his car, which suspiciously had a flat tire. The segment lost 544,000 viewers to score a 2.39 cable rating. F4WOnline.com adds that it marks as the lowest-rated quarter hour for a non-holiday episode of Raw “in perhaps a decade.”

A lot of the time, WWE writes some pretty hit-or-miss segments.

Obviously, this was a miss.

Although, it must be noted that this past Monday RAW was competing with the BCS National Championship game. Nevertheless, viewers wouldn't have changed the channel unless they thought the segment was a waste of time—and the BCS game wasn't much better.