Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Well, I've got my fingers crossed, that's for sure. I don't know though... some people may not tune in until after Elimination Chamber when that's where the strongest build up for Mania takes place. I'm not saying below 5 million is good, but I think it'd be somewhat excusable if they didn't break that until after EC.
However, with the whole Taker/HHH stuff that just went down, ratings should at the very least keep rising week after week until then and be at that 5 million plus mark come 2/20/12. If not then that is a really bad signs when the two biggest legends that will from the looks of it be active on the show until at least Mania every week can't draw in those big numbers. Especially since it seems like they'll actually try to string a storyline this time around it that has potential to be a hot one.
And this is all not considering the fact as well that Rock and Cena's feud will more than likely be put into fourth gear going into Mania. Even if Rock is only live on Raw a couple of weeks, he should still at least do satellite promos to keep the feud hot instead of giving Cena all the work when he's not there.
I think the WM buyrate from the looks of things now has potential to be the biggest WM buyrate of all time (which I only assume would be the biggest for WWE of all time), but we'll see what happens. If Rock/Cena, Taker/HHH, and Punk/Jericho live up to their storyline/feud potentials, then there's no reason it shouldn't have over a million buys.
I'm watching you...