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post #41 of 3624 (permalink) Old 07-20-2016, 04:28 PM
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Re: **All Smackdown TV Ratings, Buys, Draw Talk Here** - THE BLUE BRAND RATINGS WAR

Vince will make sure SD doesn't beat RAW ever again.

Yeah, a big increase so kudos. The hype of the Draft worked. Now it's over and the brand split begins after BG. If those ratings start going back to 2 million views and under, oh man.....

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Re: **All Smackdown TV Ratings, Buys, Draw Talk Here** - THE BLUE BRAND RATINGS WAR

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First off, it's one million.
Then secondly:
The alternate explanation is that Smackdown just happens to increase this week.

Which means OF COURSE it's the draft. What else?

Jesus ...

I swear, some people still believe earth is flat and Vince knows what he's Doing.
And let us be honest here, the shock is not Smackdown drawing a good number because of its inaugural new era show, it's RAW actually losing viewers for its doomsday show.
Yeah, if this was a few weeks from now, it'd still be a bad number. These are the same numbers Raw has been getting all 2016 and unlike Raw, SD doesn't have a 3rd hour which is a big advantage and they had the Draft last night, and it still barely drew 3 million.

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SD beat RAW? That's the first time since what..2002/03?

I don't see it sustaining, though. Once fans realize it's just a blue RAW, it'll drop again.

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Vince will make sure SD doesn't beat RAW ever again.

Yeah, a big increase so kudos. The hype of the Draft worked. Now it's over and the brand split begins after BG. If those ratings start going back to 2 million views and under, oh man.....
Vince McMahon isn't going to intentionally sabotage his own show that makes him a lot of money and it's utterly ridiculous anyone believes that.

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3.17m is a fine number considering it's a new night. They gained over a million viewers, too. The show hasn't been relevant in years.

I'd expect Smackdown to level out around 2.8 - 2.95m week-to-week but the roster is also pretty damn weak aside from the top-5 (Cena, Styles, Wyatt, Ambrose, Orton).
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So 2.9-3.2 million is about WWE's ballpark now. This pretty much confirms their base audience. Feels like Raw watchers who don't watch Smackdown arrived to see the drafts. They will need to work really hard to maintain and grow that number.

Sniffing that 4 again is gonna be a mission and then some

Long terms gains is the name of the game. Short term spikes don't mean anything if WWE doesn't capitalize and the fans don't have any faith in WWE not fucking this up.
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Not a bad number at all considering the state of the product.
Too bad its all down hill from here, the draft made sure Smackdown is inferior in almost every category and unless Smackdown will pull something out of the hat in the form of superior booking and storytelling it will quickly go back to its original ratings.

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3.17m is a fine number considering it's a new night. They gained over a million viewers, too. The show hasn't been relevant in years.

I'd expect Smackdown to level out around 2.8 - 2.95m week-to-week but the roster is also pretty damn weak aside from the top-5 (Cena, Styles, Wyatt, Ambrose, Orton).
2.9 million regularly? No offense, but what the hell?
2.9 will be the Raw average this fall if they are lucky, not Smackdown.
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Great number. I don't understand why people feel SD got raped in this draft. The biggest stars in the company are on it -- Cena and Orton. Their biggest acquisition is there too in Styles.

The actual draft was so so as their wasn't any major surprises. I think people tuned in for that reason. If SD can stay in the high 2s I'd consider that a success.
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That's a decent number.

A 1m increase is NO joke, obviously they're unlikely to sustain it but they still already have a win over Raw.

They usually had most of the roster (other than Cena) work SD's before the draft.

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Great number. I don't understand why people feel SD got raped in this draft. The biggest stars in the company are on it -- Cena and Orton. Their biggest acquisition is there too in Styles.

The actual draft was so so as their wasn't any major surprises. I think people tuned in for that reason. If SD can stay in the high 2s I'd consider that a success.
They're not going to sustain that number, but as long as the show is written well, there is no reason they cannot slowly build up to that number. It's Raw that is going to struggle after losing their main event.


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That's a decent number.

A 1m increase is NO joke, obviously they're unlikely to sustain it but they still already have a win over Raw.

They usually had most of the roster (other than Cena) work SD's before the draft.
Yeah, the number will likely decrease, but still a great number nonetheless. Just shows people will watch the show if live and they can't just read spoilers anymore. Should've made Smackdown live YEARS ago.
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