I can definitely agree that the last couple weeks ther ehave been unsually big gains in the Q8 segments for w/e reasons and the 10 PM segment has defenitely benefitted from a ratings standpoint for sure. I guess my issue is people always looking at and focusing the negative aspect of the 2nd highest rated quarter hour on the program.
These ratings # are just like any statistic (for the most part) if you look hard enough to can spin them to "mean" whatever you personally want them to mean.
I'm not trying to spin them to mean anything. I'm calling it like it is. I never detracted from the 3.6 and in fact said it was great for them to have that many eyeballs on there. But Punk/Jericho themselves only pulled in 250,000 or whatever it was of that number. That's why it's called a weak gain. You put Brock/Cena in that segment and you know it's going to pull a much bigger number than 250k.
Peeps really need to stop looking and gains people draw and start looking at actaul numbers people draw. In the second Raw of year Cena (the biggest name in wrestling) V Ziggler drew nearly 500'000 in the overrun, but the number they drew was a 2,9. A horrible number for a overrun. So yeah, People should stop looking at gains because they are very circumstantial considering how many people are consistently watching the show.
Why? The gains are the best indicator of what specific people are able to draw on their own. People are channel surfing, they flick onto Raw, they see Brock Lesnar and they stop to watch. People are channel surfing, they flick onto Raw, they see Jinder Mahal and they keep on flicking. Besides, I don't think anybody said that Cena/Ziggler was a good number. It's all relative to what is being discussed but that doesn't mean that they don't give some indication of interest levels. The overall numbers are important, yes. Punk/Jericho had the second highest viewership, yes. But they didn't do all the work on their own. That's what the gains and losses are able to tell us.
Yeh I get that theory and for w/e reason (i still stand by my cametoe = ratingz) Q8 had a 445K new people tune in, and thats an awesomething for the WWE, but the Q9 slot gets NO credit for keeping those people tuned in at all? And b/c it didn't gain another 500K viewers (which means it would've had 5.6 million total viewers roughly) the segment is a failure?
Who is calling the segment a failure? I enjoyed the segment. I don't judge segments based on the ratings they pull. But it did
have a weak gain, there's no denying facts.