Originally Posted by The-Rock-Says
More bullshit from WWE. WOW, it replaces some shit TV that no one watches and they beat them in that time slot. WOW.
Your ratings are down, WWE. That is all that matters and it 80% to do with you going 3 hours.
Actually no it isn't. PPV buys (13%) [both Summerslam and Night of Champions were way up from last year] and live & televised entertainment (5%) are up from last year, business was down 4% however. USA is happy that people, even a small amount (relative to what was doing) stick around to watch the 3rd hour. I don't see why they wouldn't be, all the network cares about is viewers, RAW brings viewers so they are happy.
I keep telling you people that RAW is irreplaceable on the USA network and thus all your doom and gloom talk isn't relevant but I'm a CM Punk mark, and I know 10 million people aren't watching wrestling on monday nights anymore but really what do I know? Nothing I guess.
To act like the CFO is "working" people is to deny common sense. The man is running a company and has to release financial information for shareholders, he's not going to "work" them. TV ratings is an archaic barometer of how a company is doing. Trust me if it were a big deal they would've made changes by now.