Originally Posted by Choke2Death
Well said. 3 hour has just become an excuse to cover up what a ratings cancer Punk is. Last year the go home show to MITB got a 2.94 and that was panic zone numbers at that time. He got to main event around December time (along with IWC darlings in D-Bryan and Zack Ryder) and the numbers were horrible. He then LOST viewers twice, once in the 10PM spot in a match with Bryan (IIRC) and the other was in the MAIN EVENT when he took on Bryan and Tensai. Now it's 3 hours, then the response was "Y U KARE ABT RATINGZZZ!!!!???!?!" while others accepted that 'casuals' just don't care for Punk.
Has the 10pm slot ever gained in the 3 hour era? It's a poor time slot and just about everyone has lost viewers at that time (I stand to be corrected, I haven't studied the ratings).