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Re: Ratings obsession?
It's been ingrained in wrestling fans since then that ratings are all that matter. Apparently it's not wrestling or entertaining, it's how many people happen to be watching the channel (or just have the channel on), and who happen to have a nielson(sp?) box. It's incredibly subjective and hardly indicative of anything. Over here they used to do samples audiences of 5000 people or so and multiply the results for the country. That's how television ratings were done. I still find it hard to believe that 20 million people used to watch Coronation Street. That's nearly a third of the fucking country.
It's also enforced by shoot interviews where old bitter wrestlers complain that they could "draw" and others couldn't. Plus, people listen to Kevin Nash far too much.
I personally could produce a tiny enough shit to give.
What I find funny is that people complain that the booking is erratic. If the WWE booked everything based on the previous weeks ratings then Christ knows what would be going on. Imagine Cole going "Last week Kofi Kingston defended his intercontinental championship, however, during his entrance, 40 people switched over. Therefore, he's been stripped of his title and a new match made between The Great Khali and Hornswoggle after they drew the highest segment of the first hour"
Will mark for Father Ted references.