There have been lower quarters in history than that. Let's not exaggerate, the number is already bad enough as it is.
Then, in the lowest quarter going back 15 years and it may be a lot of years before this is broken, an interview with Dolph Ziggler, a Ryback promotional piece and the entrance of the lumberjacks lost 319,000 viewers to a 2.15 quarter.
I wasn't exaggerating.
Evidently my sarcasm was somewhat lot on you...
The Punk haters on this site have no problem laying 100% of the blame on Punk when the ratings do poorly. That's been fairly well established, considering all of the comments like "2.5? Punk is just killing those ratings again" and "he's the champion, its his fault." So then the segment he was in on Monday did a good number with one of the best gains we've seen in a while. If he's apparently solely responsible for the ratings overall taking a nose dive, why isn't he also solely responsible when a segment he's in or show does a good rating or gain?
I was pointing out the double standard. When its a loss or bad rating, its Punk's fault. When its a gain or good rating, suddenly its a team effort and everyone deserves credit. Sad to say, Starbuck, but you kind of proved my point, although I'm well aware you are not one of the blind Punk haters.
But it wasn't even a good rating lol. I don't know what you think you have proven with this. That main event gained back all the viewers who tuned out and gave the show its lowest quarter hour in history. What an accomplishment. You blame people for looking at things in black and white and then go and do the exact same thing. Every week you're in here arguing with the same people who aren't going to listen or change their minds. Then you get butthurt when they, surprise surprise, don't listen and don't change their minds. I'm not a blind Punk hater. I'm not even a Punk hater at all. But to call him a draw based on recent numbers really is just ridiculous. He isn't responsible for killing the show like some claim he is but he sure as hell isn't doing anything to help it either. Why waste your time saying the same thing every week and having the same arguments every week, trying to prove points when all you're doing is wasting your time and coming across as severely butthurt and you aren't even a Punk mark. It's just silly.
Double standards are part and parcel of the internet. At Survivor Series 2008, Cena beat Jericho for the WHC after returning from injury and the IWC threw a super bitch fit. On the same night, Edge returned out of nowhere to win the WWE title and the place rejoiced. There's a double standard for you. Accept it, live with it and move on. It isn't going to change and it's utterly pointless to even try and stop it. You aren't accomplishing anything by coming in here and saying the same shit every week and neither are the people arguing with you on the opposite side. It really has just reached childish levels at this stage tbh and is starting to become embarrassing. Is it any bit of wonder this thread is a laughing stock. Some of you really take this shit WAY too seriously. You come in here, say your piece, the Punk marks agree with you, somebody argues for the opposite, the Punk haters agree with that person and it's the same thing every week. What's the point?