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I guess people don't care about zombie mixed martial artist wizards anymore. The plummeting value of nostalgia acts is dramatic.

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Thatís bad considering they had Taker and MSG pushed so hard. They are going sub 2.0 after this week I would think.
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Super close to beating Raw, which is about the only positive in this number.

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If that’s the case, why is USA getting in WWE’s mix and pitching ideas to increase viewership? Do you think the head of Fox likes being asked if they regret the deal and if the low viewership concerns them by reporters? If Collier wasn’t worried, why is he already hinting that SD might get moved to FS1 as their slot on Fox is seen as possibly “temporary” and more of a “Fox Sports” property? Remember, Collier came from AMC and arrived after the WWE deal. Collier wants Fox to churn out stuff along the lines of Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etcetera. If SD is a ratings monster I’m sure he'll live with it. But I don’t think he would hesitate to ax it should it struggle. I think people forget how polarizing wrestling is at these networks. It’s only redeeming quality is sheer volume. Once that’s gone, there’s zero reason to keep it.
If you have followed any of the industry talk then you would not be saying fox is wanting a mad men or breaking bad. They want cheap content since they have sold off their studios to Disney, making content more expensive for them since they can't count on several extra revenue streams like syndication and streaming rights if they have a hit show that costs a lot to produce. As soon as they sold their studios people predicted they would focus on sports and reality TV to reduce costs. Shortly after that what did they do? Went after smackdown. This is exactly the kind of content they want for fox broadcast. Cheap per hour, live, sports originated, and the biggest thing which really helps USA be the biggest cable channel, on all year long, taking out 2 hours every week. 2 hours that that they don't have to worry about filling. Sdl is not moving to fs1.
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I was really expecting sub 2M. Not too far off though will see that next week. KO neutered more and the "red-hot" Rowan/Roman feud It will be post PPV if that means it can keeping it above 2M for one more week I wouldn't bet on it.
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I guess people don't care about zombie mixed martial artist wizards anymore. The plummeting value of nostalgia acts is dramatic.
You mean Taker? Upon reading that first I just couldn't help but think of Aleister Black FIRST. Like, MMA? Zombie? Took me a while to deduce it's Taker!
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If you have followed any of the industry talk then you would not be saying fox is wanting a mad men or breaking bad. They want cheap content since they have sold off their studios to Disney, making content more expensive for them since they can't count on several extra revenue streams like syndication and streaming rights if they have a hit show that costs a lot to produce. As soon as they sold their studios people predicted they would focus on sports and reality TV to reduce costs. Shortly after that what did they do? Went after smackdown. This is exactly the kind of content they want for fox broadcast. Cheap per hour, live, sports originated, and the biggest thing which really helps USA be the biggest cable channel, on all year long, taking out 2 hours every week. 2 hours that that they don't have to worry about filling. Sdl is not moving to fs1.
Do your research my friend. They passed over Gary Newman who had the vision you stated and brought in Charlie Collier who was President and GM of AMC with the expressed goal of doing the kind of programming that AMC has done in recent years. Meaning serious, critically acclaimed type programming. They do want to pair it with live content like the NFL and if WWE does well Iím sure they wonít kick it to the curb. The WWE deal happened 6 months before Collier was brought in and he hasnít been very warm & fuzzy towards that deal in some interviews. Heís made several statements indicating he sees SD as a ďFox SportsĒ property and not necessarily something in his purview. Which many take as a sign that Collier would push it to FS1 in a heartbeat if it flails in the ratings. Iím not predicting it will go to FS1 but anyone who doesnít see it as a real possibility before the end of the 5 year term hasnít been reading the tea leaves.
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I guess people don't care about zombie mixed martial artist wizards anymore. The plummeting value of nostalgia acts is dramatic.
I think people would be really hot for it if he was a younger guy in his 20s to 30s and they hadn't seen anybody do the gimmick before. Undertaker has been around in some form or fashion in WWF/WWE for how long now? Coming up on 30 years? Why would anybody care to watch him do something before a B PPV like clash of champions?
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Still over 2 million viewers while RAW is sinking hard. This week's rating has to be considered a win still.


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