Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Originally Posted by Choke2Death
But he's right. Punk is still not a draw because overall viewership says so. His segments gaining is just among the last group of viewers, who will obviously be more interested in the developed storyline as opposed to watching a random Kofi Kingston match or Alberto Del Rio squashing a jobber. For how many weeks have the ratings been in the 2 zone now? That's pretty much it. I wont call Punk the "rating killer" since the shows overall suck but he's certainly not a draw just because his segments gain while every other filler spot loses.
If the overall viewership determines it then no one is a draw on the current roster including Cena, because no matter how much his or Punk's segments gain, the OVERALL viewership is low so they're not draws by your logic. You seem to understand that there are other aspects of the show that occur randomly with no purpose that sink the ratings, yet still seem unwilling to place any validation on people that cause consistent gains on the tired and drawn out show.
The biggest draw factor on the entire show are the, albeit rare but, good storylines. They hardly ever occur but when they do, those are the only things that cause consistent growth in this era. Create creative storylines for everyone on the roster and the ratings will sort themselves out.
"Return to me again empty-handed, and I will bathe the starways in your blood."
Thanos is only beaten because he allows himself to be, and he only allows himself to be beaten because, in spite of his ambition to attain ultimate power, he sub-consciously knows that he's not worthy of it.
~ Adam Warlock
Mark for: Daniel Bryan Danielson, CM Punk, Bray Wyatt, Kevin Steen, Ambrose, The Kings of Wrestling (Hero and Cesaro), Damien Sandow, BNB, Rollins, Austin Aries, Kane, Brock, Solomon Crowe, Big E, Enzo Amore, Sami Zayn, Prince Devitt.