Originally Posted by Perfect.Insanity
People are hypocrites. They get offended by the scripted mock of Punk to Lawler, yet they don't get offended by the fact that WWE insults their intelligence with stuff like the AJ "scandal"
AJ possibily being in a relationship with John Cena isn't nearly as bad as someone faking a heart attack ro make fun of a guy who legit had a heart attack and JUST came back.
The two things are not equal man. Not even close. Even I felt awkward when they ran that segment.
But im right.
Just like when they report "This match lost 400,000 viewers". Despite the match being 2 minutes and the rest of the quarter being nonsense
Yeah, that actually is true, for that kind of situation. Like when a segment (before commercials) kicks off with a short match, then some WWE Be a Star or Susan Komen for the Cure thing pops up then a divas match, then commercials. . .then yes, you can say "well the first match doesn't have much to do with the segment drawing poorly". So if that happened with Punk, I'd completely agree that that's mostly responsible for any ratings losses. The Punk promo wasn't 2 minutes long though. It was at least 5 minutes, maybe 10 (I didn't count obviously).
Anyway, for the commercials/segment thing: When they advertise, "this match is up next", or "this segment is up next". . .if it's interesting, you won't have a big tune out. So commercials really really responsible for losses. It's usually just what's happening on the show. People will leave if the next segment looks like a stinker.
As for the match, I don't think people would tune out after seeing Punk and Cena enter the ring. "Oh, they're about to have a match~? *switches channel* Fuck it! I can't wait another few minutes for the match even thouggh I just watched 3 hours of Raw." Who does that?