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Re: All Raw TV Ratings, Buys, Attendance, Draw Talk Here - THE RATINGS STUFF PART VII - NUMBERZ
Instead of thinking year over year drop, instead think about the company as having a pre-Shield and Brock focal point era and now the Shield-And-Brock Era. It depends where you want to set the cut-off point for the transitional period to the main focus being Brock Lesnar and Shield members, but maybe saying the transition away from Cena and others after Punk was out the door and Bryan was shelved for medical reasons could be started in say, July 2016 when the UT was instituted and the first champ being Finn Balor in August as the beginning of a sort of "transitional champion" period to Brock Lesnar and Shield members.
The numbers at this period of time all reliably were competing for 3 million an hour and over 3 million for the show overall. In June and July 2016, you can read reports on ratings and viewerships like, "Ratings down big from last year" and then see every hour was above 3 million. Whereas if you read a report about ratings being down big overall, that means the numbers are down 20 percent or more from where they were in 2018, and every hour was sub-2.5 million with the third hour close to 2 million flat.
Only going back 1 year is covering this "Universal Era" up quite a bit. Go back 3 to 5 years and the drop off is crazy. Its much bigger than the dropoff in viewership for television in general now. They are not "falling with style" anymore, they are just free-falling.
It really is something to see a show go 2.5 million/2.7 million/2.3 million and have people praising it. Everything is not fine. They need to consistently build on these numbers to even get to so much as 1 hour hitting 3 million viewers.
Last edited by SPCDRI; 07-03-2019 at 10:36 AM.