Punk and the title is the entire focus of Monday night RAW and the overall viewership is the least since 1997
. He is the main event storyline, Do you not get it?
explained it ten pages before,
No, apparently you're the one who doesn't 'get it'.
If Punk and the title were the ENTIRE focus of Monday Night Raw, then it'd be him sitting in the ring by himself. But it isn't. That means, he's not the entire focus. That's what ENTIRE means. He's a main
focus of the show, sure. But not ENTIRE. In fact, one of the main focuses of the show as well is legends to put over John Cena...(if you haven't noticed in recent weeks).
Punk isn't the
(singular) main event storyline. Again, if it was him, he'd be wrestling himself. However, its not. This storyline is twofold. Its part Punk demanding respect because he's the champion, and its part John Cena rising up once again to reclaim the WWE title. Therefore, John Cena vs CM Punk is the main event, not just CM Punk. This is something you evidently don't grasp. Thus, if the main event is CM Punk vs John Cena, and the program is not drawing particularly well, then its the fault of both guys. Not just CM Punk.
You seem so incredibly intent on blaming Punk for this ratings drop and nobody else. You evidently didn't read what I posted before. Ratings are going down across the board for WWE programming, and it doesn't matter who they get to put in the main event: Cena, Rock, Lesnar, Big Show, whatever. Ratings are going down. Punk is currently getting the blame because one single episode of Raw of which he was a main focus of that didn't feature John Cena drew an extremely poor rating. The truth is that this was going to happen eventually anyway (using proof of the past to judge the fate of the future), whether we got John Cena in a feud with Tensai, or another Cena/Big Show feud. It just happened to be when Punk was facing Cena, hence he's getting the heat. You had John Cena vs Rock on Raw for weeks straight, and then what happened in the last 2 Raws before WM? The ratings STILL sucked. Stop with this "lowest in 15 years" crap, a bad rating is a bad rating-it means less people are watching. And I've PROVEN that less people are watching even when Punk wasn't the center of attention.
And since you mentioned overall viewership is down, again, Punk is featured for less than 1/4 of Raw. How does that translate into him getting 100% of the blame? Because he's the champion? The holder of the prestigious WWE title that has been devalued so much over the past year that currently the most valuable championship in the company is in the tag team division? Because he's in the main event for the second time in 10 months?
You also conveniently ignore the fact that Punk's segments gain ratings. Read:
The Mick Foley/C.M. Punk segment at 9 p.m. gained 877,000 viewers which is one of the best growth segments in weeks and did a 3.22 quarter.
Miz vs. Ryback and the Harry Met Sally segment in the diner lost 533,000 viewers.
Wade Barrett vs. Tyson Kidd and the Jerry Lawler interview stayed even. Iíd suggest thatís probably a combo of a big loss for Barrett vs. Kidd and a big gain back for the Lawler promo but donít have that broken down.
Alberto Del Rio & David Otunga & Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Sheamus & Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara lost 129,000 viewers. That was at the 10 p.m. mark and did a 2.75 quarter, so the three hour show has really done a number on people tuning in at 10 p.m.
The third Bryan & Kane segment and the attack on Bryan & Kane by Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow lost 412,000 viewers and did a 2.45 quarter. They probably were going down anyway at that point given itís a three hour show, but three segments of that was one too many at best and thatís among the worst Raw quarters in 15 years. Well, until the quarter with Layla & Alicia Fox vs. Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres and Brodus Clay vs. Tensai, which lost 34,000 viewers and did a 2.43.
So Punk and Foley brought the show up to a 3.22, and all the good done was promptly shattered by segment after segment of heavy losses (none of which featured Punk) to the point where they were so far in the hole for viewers that they couldn't come back, even with John Cena's drawing power. So Punk draws people in, a bunch of others stars lose viewers and not only undo the good Punk's segment did, but dig the hole further, and yet somehow its Punk's fault because he did his part in helping the problem? That logic is completely retarded.
I don't know why you dislike CM Punk, but your blind hate is extremely irritating, especially when you use shoddy, nonsensical and flat out wrong logic and facts to back it up.