Rock covered this week's RAW because he's the WWE Champion, which always on the show. He also had a lot of buzz from his 3 SuperBowl ads the night before and the exposure he's giving the product currently. The problem here is next week, because this week everyone assumed that Rock is there because he's the champion, that's why I said how stupid they were not to announce that Rock is there live next week. Instead of taking advantage of the opportunity and the big audience Rock attracted, they're doing their lazy promotion without even a 15 seconds mention or commercial. Let's hope that this big audience is there next week and not just gave up because Rock wasn't on the show. But after the horrible program WWE put on and the lack of promotion, I doubt it. The drop in viewers for every hour is not a good sign.
Whilst I agree completely with you here and they are inept for trotting out an underhyped and underpromoted RAW just one week removed from the rumble, I don't think the show itself this week wasn't horrible imo. Punk/Jericho was a very engaging match as was Bryan/Rey, Punk's opening segment was a nice touch, Bork obliderated Miz, Mark 'Ratings' Henry returned, and we got a very entertaining final segment with the Shielf brawling with all the top faces (outside of Orton) in the company. The show had it's share of crap and filler (Another Orton/Barrett match , and that crappy wwe app promoting) but there was good elements.
"Return to me again empty-handed, and I will bathe the starways in your blood."
Thanos is only beaten because he allows himself to be, and he only allows himself to be beaten because, in spite of his ambition to attain ultimate power, he sub-consciously knows that he's not worthy of it.
~ Adam Warlock
Dirtsheets? Why would they need to look at dirtsheets to know Rock wasn't going to be there? I assume you've never heard of Facebook and twitter? He was never advertised for the show. It was common knowledge that he wasn't going to be there. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
The Punk haters must literally have dozens of excuses ready to trot out after every Raw. When the show does a decent rating, it's everybody but Punk. And when it does a poor rating, it's obviously all Punk's fault.
Official WWE FB and Twitter feeds don't specify on who and who won't appear on a particular house or TV show.
Only local arena organizers, and that only affects how many people will attend the show live, not how many people will watch the it on TV.
And only a limited amount of people usually have info to the local arena organizer's promotion of the event other than the locals, specifically the IWC.
So there, you failed again at patronizing your fallen hero again.
Except this year's first 2 RTWM Raws are way more watched than last year's.
Bullshit good sir! They have been doing the same post Rumble numbers for years. No matter who is champion.
If you wanna be really specific, its the least watched two post Royal Rumble shows in the last 5 years.
BUT, I think its kinda unfair to compare 2 hour shows to 3 hours. They have done good numbers, in line with previous years. Pretty good when adding a extra hour.
First show after RR: 5.02 million viewers
Second show: 4.78 million viewers
First: 5.22 million viewers
Second: 4.62 million viewers
To compare even further:
First: 5.28 million viewers
Second: 4.93 million viewers
First: 5.10 million viewers
Second: 5.27 million viewers
First: 5.17 million viewers.
Second: 5.30 million viewers.
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Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro lost 526,000 viewers.
The Rey Mysterio promo and Shield video, along with a replay of the Trish Stratus Hall of Fame video gained 373,000 viewers.
Jack Swagger vs. Santino Marella lost 302,000 viewers.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Cody Rhodes and the Del Rio/Big Show interview segment at 9 p.m. gained 243,000 viewers. (3.64 Household rating)
Rey Mysterio vs. Daniel Bryan lost 93,000 viewers.
Bryan & Kane arguing backstage and Big Show’s second segment in the hotel room lost 87,000 viewers.
Sheamus vs. Kane lost 167,000 viewers.
The Miz TV segment with Heyman which ended up with Vickie Guerrero and Lesnar gained 600,000 viewers at 10 pm. (3.82 HH rating)
Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett lost 683,000 viewers.
Chris Jericho vs. C.M. Punk gained 137,000 viewers.
The Bruno Sammartino video gained 34,000 viewers.
The Show/Del Rio brawl, Brad Maddox cutting a promo and getting killed, and finally John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus attacking The Shield gained 255,000 viewers. (3.63 HH rating)