What started off as a bit of a joke seems like the truth now. Say what you want but for whatever reason, Mark Henry seems to be a ratings draw! The evidence is becoming rather overwhelming at this point.
It was really never a joke. I'm sure some people may have thought it was, but ratings went up when Mark Henry's run started (higher than they'd been on Smackdown for a long time), dipped down when his run ended. . .now they're back up again now that he's back.
It isn't an annomally either. His huge ratings were during the typically most boring part of the year (4th quarter), and literally had people on here thinking Smackdown was better than Raw for awhile.
True but what I meant was a lot of people were calling him 'RATINGZ' on the back of that, even though it wasn't definitive. A lot of bandwagoners doing it too. But now he seems to be drawing ratings on 3 different occasions. To me, that solidifies it.
They were calling him "ratings" because he was pulling high ratings. Again, I'm sure some people may have thought it was a joke, and decided to be sarcastic and say it a lot. . .but it's never not been true since his Hall of Pain gimmick started back in 2011.