Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Well this is just disappointing tbh. I'm sure the Daytona race thing impacted upon them, as well as no HHH/Taker but still, neither hour was over 5 million and with an advertised Rock appearance, that simply isn't good. It seems as though the opener did pretty well which I'm happy with because it was a great segment and deserved eyeballs on it. The overrun number and the fact that it lost viewers is just plain bad though. But you know what? I think I know the reason why and it isn't some fantastical explanation. It's actually quite simple really. People were expecting Rock to respond to Cena the way he should have. Instead they got an obviously off Rock talking about twitter for 15 minutes. So they tuned out. I really think it's that simple. While I'm sure it was great for the fans in attendance, getting to chant along etc etc, as a TV viewer expecting shit to hit the fan, I was let down and I know most other people were too. It was just a bad promo and I wouldn't be surprised at all if that's the reason why people left/it didn't do as well as expected. He may be the Rock but bad TV is bad TV and that last segment was bad TV imo.
The question is now where do we go from here? Next week I imagine we'll get the response from Rock that we should have got this week. Both Rock and Cena will be there. No more of this solo promo shit. Get them both in the ring and have them go at it. HHH/Taker/HBK will be there. Stick these guys on at 10pm and let them work their magic. Do whatever they have planned for Jericho/Punk and hopefully it does as well as this week. Start the fucking hype and kick shit into gear! It's the only way they're going to see an increase. Either that or the interest simply isn't there but I don't think that's the case. They just haven't effectively projected it yet. Needless to say, with no competition next week (I think, right?) and Rock, Cena, HHH, HBK, Taker all on the show, if this thing doesn't pull a good number then I really don't know what to tell you lol.