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Join Date: Nov 2010
Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
LOL@ people blaming Punk when he's not even the main focus of the show, even the Truth\Miz feud got more attention than Punk\Ziggler.
Do you all honestly think casuals decide whether or not to watch Raw based solely on who is WWE champion, even when said champion is not the focus of the show?
Is Punk a ratings draw? No, quite the opposite in fact, but if anything these ratings suggest WWE in general is not drawing all that well at the moment, regardless of who the show is focussed on. With that being said, in 2012 ratings should really be taken with a grain of salt. As long as ratings aren't dipping to the point where they're affecting revenue, WWE should really consider live crowd reactions and merchandise sales as a more accurate measure of a talent's popularity.