And back when I used to post in here it was because I was trying to understand why people cared.
Some people just like to analyse it to see how the show is doing. I check in from time to time to see how an episode did, but I don't really care overall. I usually joke around about MASSIVE RATINGS in this thread. People use ratings to see how well certain angles/segments etc are doing. That does not mean that it takes away from their enjoyment of it. It is just part of the interest they have.
why enter the ratings thread just to say "WHY DO U CARE ABT RATINGZZZ!!!! I LYK PUNK BECUZ HE ENTERTAINZ ME!!!"?
As said earlier. It basically comes down to the fact that arguements against CM Punk are nearly always based on his drawing power from haters. When someone sees this arguement made, they then assume that the poster only cares about ratings and since it is against Punk, it is mostly his marks that assume this.
I have seen numerous times where someone has based their entire dislike on his drawing power, while ignoring everything else. It just leads to the people asking, "What about the other factors".
On the other end of the spectrum, when a Punk segment does well, some
marks will come out and proclaim this. They will then say it matters. And begin doing the exact same thing haters do, but to other wrestlers. Until of course, Punk does a bad segment, when they revert to the other arguement.
Why this happens? Because they simply want their guy, CM Punk to be accepted above all else, as that is how they see him. It happens with every other wrestler aswell to a degree.