Originally Posted by LarryCoon
Ratings have always and will always matter. Ratings are the best tools (even better than the misleading crowd reaction ala Santino) we have to indicate which stars are over or not. Ratings indicate which storylines and direction attract the majority of the viewers. Now, if people want to say that other factors are in effect to explain why Punk isn't drawing as much, they have a legitimate point but to say that ratings do not matter is completely idiotic and backwards especially in today's era wherein TV ratings have become much more vital and PPVs have been less important.
Ratings matter, but they shouldn't to fans. Most people just use ratings to justify they hate