Yeah, and ratings have never decreased in such a rapid pace as they have in the past few months. So whatever.
And this is what a lot of people don't seem to be taking on board with all this 'ignore the ratings, just enjoy the show' bullshit.
The majority of us can't be that enthusiastic about the show anymore because it's shit
. Blame the 3 hours, blame Punk's stale never ending title reign, blame Super Cena and Super Sheamus, blame whatever the hell you want. But it's still shit. Badly written and extremely poorly booked shit, about 95% of the time now. The people who are still really enjoying everything/most things they're watching on Raw are in a minority nowadays and the sooner they realise that, the better.
The apologists' excuses for the ratings just aren't working anymore. You can't compare Raw losing ratings to shows like American Idol/X Factor because they're 2 different things that cater (or at least, have traditionally
catered) to a different audience)...it's like comparing apples and oranges. Then there's the fact that the raw ratings haven't just 'steadily decreased' this year...they've plummeted like a stone.
The ratings are important because they're the only thing that will potentially make that senile old bastard Vinnie Mac see sense and improve Raw. I watch this thread, always hoping for low ratings after a piss poor show (which is usually every week now) just in the hope that Vince will get a kick up the ass and make proper changes. That is probably the biggest reason of all that I bother with the Ratings thread.
People who say the ratings are unimportant....does it not bother you how badly things have gotten recently, with people switching off in droves, the increased complaints online and things like a recent Smackdown taping in WWE's home state of Connecticut that could barely draw a TNA level crowd? There's only so many times you can bury your heads in the sand.