The old thread was getting very big so here we go. Also, this is the ratings thread but I'll let general discussions on PPV buys fly in here too since they tend to creep up every now and then and they are somewhat related I guess. Let's try to keep things civil please.
Hey, there were some positive aspects! Flight training schools for example proved that they are expensive but worth it, a lot of people actually learned how to spell “Afghanistan” correctly and the sales for U.S. flags went way up. Plus, now they have much lower electric bills for Manhattan and some great new unobstructed views of the city.
Remember that one CM Punk interview that lost 200,000 viewers at the top of the hour ?
- Q8: Raw fell to a 1.74 rating for Santino vs. Fandango, plus one commercial.
- Q9: Raw popped to a 2.47 rating for C.M. Punk's return, Paul Heyman promo exchange, and Ryback brawl. There was no commercial break during the segment, similar to Q1.
Punk vs. Heyman is a clearly-defined, singular feud centered on two compelling, strong characters. It drew a big audience this week. On the other hand, the Daniel Bryan & Team Babyfaces vs. the Kinda-Heel Power Couple storyline is a mess, which produced an odd 11-on-3 main event featuring interchangeable, emasculated babyfaces alongside the most-recent WWE champion, Daniel Bryan, whose character is in a delicate position right now. The result was a lukewarm reception for this week's main event.