Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Wow at that breakdown.
Well, first the good news. People have adjusted to the 8PM start time. For 3 out of the last 4 weeks, if I'm not mistaken, it has done well. Punk/Heyman/AJ started off the show nicely considering the average number of the show. Punk/Foley picked back up all that was lost in the first hour after Punk/Heyman/AJ.
Now the mixed/kinda bad news. The overrun/final segment, while an average gain, was an overall pitiful number. Considering Punk/Cena should be doing a lot better, especially considering Cena was advertised which should've grabbed his fan's attention. Doesn't help that Punk had already appeared twice that night prior and no matter how big a draw you are, appearing in three segments in a night is going to diminish your drawing power for the final one. That being said, I'm not taking the blame off Punk. If he was as big a draw as Cena, they should've at least packed back in the viewers they had at the 8PM slot, but they were down 300,000+ viewers from that. Definitely something is off about the appeal of the program. Maybe Starbuck really does have a point that this "shooting/kayfabe breaking" is bad for a storyline from a drawing perspective, even if it is very very entertaining for those of us who enjoy it. Then again, there wasn't much kayfabe breaking going on, was there?
Overall, a bad week in the ratings game for Raw. Let's see what happens next week and if the downward trend continues. I have a feeling honestly this is as low as it's going to be. As I mentioned, Raw's in September, especially the last week seems to be one of if not the lowest rating of the year. It might still only hover above this week's number and still won't be good overall by today's standards, but I don't think it'll drop any lower. This will probably continue until the build up to SVS when Lesnar comes back.
I'm watching you...
Last edited by #BadNewsSanta; 09-26-2012 at 10:23 PM.