Not going to give me an average rating? Then how can you justify if the show is doing well or not? Isn't that the whole point of this/these threads. People come in here to bash and to laugh at the ratings and use those ratings to say WWE sucks and Vince sucks, and the writers suck, etc...
I'll tell you why you won't. Imo, if they ever hit that mark in the ratings, then people wouldn't have anything to complain about and these threads wouldn't exist. The show this Monday did a 3 share basically. Again said it a thousand times , no matter how good the product is, pulling numbers like the RAW/Nitro wars is a very slim chance to ever be seen again. TV is just not built like that anymore. People also forget, that back then, Internet and gossip rags were not even relevant. Nobody knew anything. You tuned in each week, and watched the stories unfold. Now, if for example, a wrestler gets fired or gets called up from NXT, or all that behind the scene stuff. Audiences know about it. There's zero surprise. It's like we have the script each week.
Current example. Everyone and their mother is hearing about Charlotte vs Trish at SS. (nothing confirmed of course) Years ago, you would never hear any of that. You heard it when it was officially announced TV. It was "must see TV" Don't watch, you missed out. Now, if you don't watch, come to this forum(and others), go to the WWE youtube pages, fire up twitter/instagram of any WWE wrestler, and tons of other avenues.
I can justify if the show is doing well or not by keeping up with it on a weekly basis. (I don't watch by the way - those days are long gone - but I'm still a fan and I follow the product.) All I know is they can be doing a hell of a lot better than they're doing now. If Vince McMahon wasn't micromanaging everything, if superstars were given more creative freedom, if there was long-term planning and shows weren't being rewritten 3 hours before they go on the air, if a midcard act wasn't more over than the world champion, etc etc.
LOL, dude you think I'm on here to complain? I would love to say the show was great this week and point out the things I enjoyed - as a matter of fact, I thought last week's Smackdown was one of the best shows in a while. But I'll call it how I see it and if something doesn't do it for me I'll say so.
I agree more surprises would be beneficial, but I don't agree that everything is spoiled because of social media, other streams etc because it's up to you as a fan if you seek out those results elsewhere, if you choose to go online and read about what's happening, what's rumoured to be happening etc.
And by the way, not once did I mention that I think if they did things better ratings would go up to how they used to be. Those days are long gone. But I do think ratings could improve at least slightly, and over a consistent basis, from what they are now.