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post #2521 of 9175 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 04:26 AM
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Wrestlemania should have showed you that the correlation between ratings and ppv buys isn't a particularly strong one, UFC also proves this every month.

3.0, 3.1 etc, not a big deal. Think we care more on here than Vince actually does nowadays. Ratings are not as important as they were back in the MNW.
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post #2522 of 9175 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 04:47 AM
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WCW proved that over 15 yrs ago
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post #2523 of 9175 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 05:54 AM
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Come on people, WRESTLEMANIA is the one PPV event that casuals tend to buy just for the name value alone. Dont think Mania buys, especially with a Main event which was promoted for a whole year for the first time in WWE history, is an appropriate way to judge if ratings matter or not. Why dont we all wait for Extreme rules PPV Buys and then decide for sure?
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But ratings are important for the USA Network though. They couldnt give a shit about what buys WWE pulls in.

In this case, too low ratings might make USA Network say "You are not worth the price you are asking for". So WWE will either move or have to ask for less money per show. Which in the end will hurt them financially.
However, Raw´s contract with the USA Network doesnt go out until 2014. So they have 2 years left.

As for this weeks ratings, I honestly expected something like 2.9. Considering last weeks show did 3.1 and this weeks was taped.
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post #2525 of 9175 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 06:45 AM
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The last taped raw from Mexico, i think, roughly did the same rating as the previous week at the time.
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post #2526 of 9175 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 07:45 AM
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Ratings...interdasting. So, it seems Lesnar isn't the ratings powerhouse I and a lot of others thought he would be. I can hold my hand up over that. You can lay it on the angle or whatever you want but I don't think that's it because for me and most others, the angle has actually been really good and has involved some high drama moments that you would think would pull great numbers. We've yet to see how he does in PPV which is where I suspect he will be most effective though so I'd hold off on calling him a failure.

I think it will end up being the same scenario as Survivor Series and Mania where the ratings heading in are rubbish but the buys were up. Why? I think it's down to the fact that the older/other fans who are providing the extra PPV buys are either people who watch every week but don't buy the show and on this occasion do buy the show, or the other scenario is people who don't watch every week, hear that Lesnar is fighting Cena and that's all they care about so they buy the PPV. That's where the extra buys, if there are any, will come from imo. I thought this Lesnar/Cena program would do big numbers across the board and so far that hasn't happened which has surprised me tbh. I'd be even more surprised if the ER buyrate doesn't go up to some degree as well.

The thing with the rest of the other PPVs is that it's the same audience watching every week, give or take, but they aren't buying the PPV at the end of it all. In fact, less people are buying than ever before. The only times they managed to make things go up was with a red hot angle(MITB), Rock's return to the ring(Survivor Series) and of course Rock/Cena and HIAC(Mania 28).

Like I said, interdasting lol.


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Come on people, WRESTLEMANIA is the one PPV event that casuals tend to buy just for the name value alone. Dont think Mania buys, especially with a Main event which was promoted for a whole year for the first time in WWE history, is an appropriate way to judge if ratings matter or not. Why dont we all wait for Extreme rules PPV Buys and then decide for sure?
You seem to be missing the basic point mate, that if you offer the audience something that they want to see on ppv, they will buy it, regardless of the previous ratings. It does indeed prove that there is no correlation between ratings and buyrates.

Look at last year. Punk's shoot didn't drive ratings up, but the storyline produced an improved buyrate for MITB.

Cena is crap.

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Lesnar isn't going to get ratings talking.He fucking suck at the mic.The Rock didn't need wrestle because hes one of the best at the mic ever.Lesnar needs to bring the pain to get those ratings.

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As they shouldn't, he hasn't earned it. He took a dump on the face of the best talent on the roster and said "fuck you, I don't have to do SHIT but show up and pin you after you carry the entire program". Disrespect begets disrespect. Undertaker is a selfish, arrogant, broken down old has been who can't give it up, who doesn't give one shit about the next generation of stars and helping the company that made him thrive. It's always all about him.
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post #2529 of 9175 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 07:51 AM
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RAW go home show for Survivor series final segment with the rock drew 4+ ratins. Thats not "rubbish" starbuck.
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You seem to be missing the basic point mate, that if you offer the audience something that they want to see on ppv, they will buy it, regardless of the previous ratings. It does indeed prove that there is no correlation between ratings and buyrates.

Look at last year. Punk's shoot didn't drive ratings up, but the storyline produced an improved buyrate for MITB.
Well the MITB increase was mere 20,000 but I see your point. I would still prefer to wait for ER buys and then decide this.
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