Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2011
Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
WrestlingInc.com's podcasts are usually pretty good. It was quite interesting to hear their take on the declining RAW ratings. It's quite scary to think that RAW pulling a 2.0 could be exchanged for half the price of another show. It would be quite a big discussion, due to lots of "if, buts, ands". To say WWE do not care about ratings though, is foolish. The bottom line is that RAW and its ratings are the primary source and derivative of sources of their revenue. Think about it, merchandise(toys,shirts,games etc), PPV buys, ticket sales. All of these are derived and ultimately sourced from their primary platform, RAW. If RAW is getting poorer and poorer, then new merchandise and PPVs will generally have a much poorer chance at success. (In recent months we have seen PPV buys rise, surprisingly. However it is the strong WrestleMania and SummerSlam numbers that is currently saving WWE this year-balance sheet wise.)
Ryan Reeves @Ryback22 2m
I call dibs on GTS, Pepsi Plunge and running knee in corner. I am sure Sheamus will take the rest.