Asking JAMES ELLSWORTH for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Jul 2011
Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
This show was built around Punk and he had almost an hour of tv time. Result = lowest rating of the year and the lowest viewership for a non holiday raw in 5 years... LOL
Obviously you can't blame one guy but Punk clearly is not someone that brings in ratings, and the show should not revolve around him like it did this week. Just goes to show how weak the roster is right now that a guy like Punk gets the amount of tv time that he does.
I feel like the reality era has been disastrous for the WWE. All of these promos like the one between Foley and Punk that are really serious and weave in and out of kayfabe do not entertain casuals. Casuals like humour and over the top shit, like austin and his trucks or the Rock cutting up an opponent. They don't want to watch a fake version of the UFC.