Learn English for the love of God. Punk is a main focus of the show, not the main focus of the entire show.
WTF is this?
are you telling me there are multiple "Main focus" of the show?
And this lowest viewership in 15 years you keep dwelling on is just inane. The WWE has been treading water above this line you've created for almost a year now, and now its dipped below it. "Oh Punk is such an anti draw, he needs to lose the title!" How do you explain the shitty ratings for the rest of the year when he WASN'T as much of a focus?
Shitty? How so? You clearly have no idea what you're talking about.
Punk as the champion is expected to draw viewers/ratings for the show, he cant do it because people wont accept him as the top guy, they see him as a glorified mid card act. As a result of which, you have lowest viewership/rating since 1997.
And since you're a ratings fiend, why not look at Ryback's segments over the past few weeks and notice that most, if not all, have LOST viewers. So you want Punk, the man who has been gaining viewers, to lose the title to a man who is losing them. The holes in your own logic expose your prejudice.
Ryback has not received the same massive push that Punk has received for 6yrs. You cant tell if he would draw or not, until you put the title on him.
What hook? The hook they completely ignored until the JR segment? Yeah... no, he was as much the center of the show as Team Hell No was.
Nope. He was/is the main focus of RAW. He is the Wwe Chapion ffs, he opens the Show, is part of all major segments, the main event and closes the show. Everything is built around him with heyman as his side-kick.
You're going to deny that he is not the main focus, even when he is? These excuses are getting really sad.
Even if that's true, what's WWE going to do? Put the title on Cena? Starbuck said it best, it'd just be a temporary solution. Besides Cena, no one else have proven they'd be able to draw any more than Punk has. Punk is their best bet for the time being until Rock takes the title from him at RR.
Ryback. See above.
So let me get this straight...
Steve Austin brings in a million viewers per segment he's in. Then, in between the segments, all the viewers he gained are lost by the Oddities, Al Snow, Hardcore Holly and Bart Gunn, all midcard guys. However, their colossal losses aren't their fault, its Steve Austin's fault for not bringing in more viewers to pad the ratings drain that these other guys are. Thus, since Steve Austin is WWF champion and the top guy in the company, he's the one to blame for the shortcomings of others.
Now, replace Steve Austin with CM Punk and the midcard guys of Attitude with midcard guys of today. This is the logic you're trying to push. If you seriously believe this, then I truly pity you because sorry to say, and I mean no offense when I say this, but your brain does not function properly.
Yes it is Steve Austin's fault if the overall viewership/rating drops because people tuned in to see him particularly. He is the main guy that the show revolves around.