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post #8811 of 9175 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 06:28 AM
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Re: Ratings obsession?

b/c it makes them feel as if they know what they're talking about?

idk. It's nonsensical. Watch the damn show. If you don't like it, then don't watch.

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post #8812 of 9175 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 07:23 AM
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Re: Ratings obsession?

I've said it before and I will say it again...NOW LISTEN VERY CLOSELY...

Why would you pay for something that is free? the internet, specifically illegal streaming, is killing off television. this isn't an unknown fact or anything, the television industry is fully aware of this and has been for years.

Why pay for cable or pay for a PPV when its available, free, at the click of a button?

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post #8813 of 9175 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 07:29 AM
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What part of Mark "Ratings" Henry don't you guys get?

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post #8814 of 9175 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 07:32 AM
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Re: Ratings obsession?

There are bad ratings because of bad writers and bad quality shows. One wrestler cannot be given all the blame. And the OP is right, yeah, there are more internet streams and dirt sheets which doesn't make the casual fan want to tune on TV as much when they can figure everything out over the Internet. Smackdown Spoilers have definitely killed not only my appeal of SD but many others on here as well, and that's why the ratings have dropped.

Couple that with the rise in popularity of sports in America and abroad, this is why the ratings are going down. You can't sit and blame just one single wrestler though. Bad writing is the main cause of it and I basically agree with the OP.

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post #8815 of 9175 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 07:34 AM
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Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)

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Seriously, what the fuck was this?

Is he practicing a fucking facial expression for Myspace or something? Then the whole putting the names on the video & it was just so bad all around. Like, who oversees this shit & doesn't point ANY of this shit out!?
It's character exploration. The promo is over hyped by the marks, but it was still alright. The Shield is really getting peeps to get behind Ryback more.

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post #8816 of 9175 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 07:36 AM
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Re: Ratings obsession?

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b/c it makes them feel as if they know what they're talking about?

idk. It's nonsensical. Watch the damn show. If you don't like it, then don't watch.
Same can be applied to Star Ratings for Matches.

I've always felt people on here were too generous with that. Throwing around 4 star ratings like Turner throws around money.

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post #8817 of 9175 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 07:37 AM
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The thing is the show is crap and so we like to see justice with crap ratings. We want to see the AE back or atleast some reason to watch Raw on a weekly basis.
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Its true its worse in the TNA section Like who cares if less people are watching wrestling i only care about if 1 person enjoyed the show and thats me. If i like something in a show i couldnt careless about the rest of you. I dont watch wrestling thinking god i hope the guys on wrestleforum are enjoying this...

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Shaking hand held camera.....trying to a do joker.
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It's been ingrained in wrestling fans since then that ratings are all that matter. Apparently it's not wrestling or entertaining, it's how many people happen to be watching the channel (or just have the channel on), and who happen to have a nielson(sp?) box. It's incredibly subjective and hardly indicative of anything. Over here they used to do samples audiences of 5000 people or so and multiply the results for the country. That's how television ratings were done. I still find it hard to believe that 20 million people used to watch Coronation Street. That's nearly a third of the fucking country.

It's also enforced by shoot interviews where old bitter wrestlers complain that they could "draw" and others couldn't. Plus, people listen to Kevin Nash far too much.

I personally could produce a tiny enough shit to give.

What I find funny is that people complain that the booking is erratic. If the WWE booked everything based on the previous weeks ratings then Christ knows what would be going on. Imagine Cole going "Last week Kofi Kingston defended his intercontinental championship, however, during his entrance, 40 people switched over. Therefore, he's been stripped of his title and a new match made between The Great Khali and Hornswoggle after they drew the highest segment of the first hour"

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