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Meltzer on Bayley: If there was ever anyone who thought that Bayley had anyone actual mainstream appeal to teenage girls, she doesn't

He was analysing the recent RAW ratings, you can hear the full clip here, at about 20 minutes and 50 seconds in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KomNXzuWXr0

Apparently the drop in teenage female viewers, he says hes never seen so many people from that demographic turn it off before the end of the show. There was a 38% drop off, up 24% from last week and WAY bigger than the average, which is a 10% to 15% drop. This implies that many people who usually watch till the end didnt keep watching this week, for some reason.

So he says statistically Bayley does not draw well at all with teenage female viewers.

I always knew her fanbase was mostly grown men, I never believed that teenage girls liked Bayley when I didnt see a single one of my family members and relatives who fit that demographic have any interest in her at all. They are all into Sasha Banks.
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Re: Meltzer on Bayley: If there was ever anyone who thought that Bayley had anyone actual mainstream appeal to teenage girls, she doesnt

I thought her female fans were pre-teens? Older girls tend to like Sasha more.

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Re: Meltzer on Bayley: If there was ever anyone who thought that Bayley had anyone actual mainstream appeal to teenage girls, she doesnt

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He was analysing the recent RAW ratings, you can hear the full clip here, at about 20 minutes and 50 seconds in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KomNXzuWXr

Apparently the drop in teenage female viewers, he says hes never seen so many people from that demographic turn it off before the end of the show. There was a 38% drop off, up 24% from last week and WAY bigger than the average, which is a 10% to 15% drop. This implies that many people who usually watch till the end didnt keep watching this week, for some reason.

So he says statistically Bayley does not draw well at all with teenage female viewers.

I always knew her fanbase was mostly grown men, I never believed that teenage girls liked Bayley when I didnt see a single one of my family members and relatives who fit that demographic have any interest in her at all. They are all into Sasha Banks.
Grown men???

She isn't sexually attractive, and her rainbow-colored gimmick centers on hugging and cuddling. What sort of men are we talking about here?
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Re: Meltzer on Bayley: If there was ever anyone who thought that Bayley had anyone actual mainstream appeal to teenage girls, she doesnt

Weird old men love her.

I'm kind of creeped out that I see fat old men wearing her I'm a Hugger shirts in the audience


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Re: Meltzer on Bayley: If there was ever anyone who thought that Bayley had anyone actual mainstream appeal to teenage girls, she doesnt

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Grown men???

She isn't sexually attractive, and her rainbow-colored gimmick centers on hugging and cuddling. What sort of men are we talking about here?
Bayley is a hardcore favorite. Most of hardcore fans are grown men. I'm sure you can see the connection.
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I thought her female fans were pre-teens? Older girls tend to like Sasha more.

Ohh and video has been removed.
Sorry, I fixed it.

Anyway I dont think the kind of gimmick Bayley has could even be expected to appeal to teenage girls. Its more suited to 5 year olds.

Teenage girls relate way more to Sasha Banks than Bayley. But Vince obviously has no idea about that, and I dont blame him since hes basically an old man who I assume doesnt ever interact with teenage girls.
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Re: Meltzer on Bayley: If there was ever anyone who thought that Bayley had anyone actual mainstream appeal to teenage girls, she doesnt

Young girls are more Bayley's draw than teenage girls. Like that kid in NXT.

But Bayley the character isn't going to age well. It's one thing when you're 22-23 playing the part like when she broke in in NXT, but she'll be 28yo this year. Her character is going from cute plucky asexual tomboy to female Eugene as she ages and keeps same character.
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Re: Meltzer on Bayley: If there was ever anyone who thought that Bayley had anyone actual mainstream appeal to teenage girls, she doesnt

Bayley can't stay in that gimmick forever. I'd say by the time she's 30, two years from now, she will have to find something else. Anyone can check Bayley's instagram or twitter and they will see pre-teen girls wearing her merch. No one over the age of 13 is wearing it save for a small number.
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Re: Meltzer on Bayley: If there was ever anyone who thought that Bayley had anyone actual mainstream appeal to teenage girls, she doesnt

She appeals to pre-teens/kids and I think some of the older male demographic.

I don't think it's inherently creepy or not.
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Re: Meltzer on Bayley: If there was ever anyone who thought that Bayley had anyone actual mainstream appeal to teenage girls, she doesnt

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Grown men???

She isn't sexually attractive, and her rainbow-colored gimmick centers on hugging and cuddling. What sort of men are we talking about here?
My guess is she appeals to the comi-con nerds that probably view her as attainable.

I've always thought of her as the female John Cena except for little girls.

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