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Exactly.

Seth will probably bring back 150k viewers that didn't tune in this week.

That is why I think next week's number will be around 1.7 million.
1.8 to 1.85M. If the NBA isn’t demolishing RAW right now, the NFL will not siphon away many viewers either.
The loss of the casual audience has left WWE with a die-hard core of viewers that will now only very gradually erode away. Most of them are not flipping to the NFL or NBA
 

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1.8 to 1.85M. If the NBA isn’t demolishing RAW right now, the NFL will not siphon away many viewers either.
The loss of the casual audience has left WWE with a die-hard core of viewers that will now only very gradually erode away. Most of them are not flipping to the NFL or NBA
NBA draws a fraction of NFL in viewership though. NFL usually makes a dent into viewership I don't remember the NBA ever really affecting it outside of rare occasions. Although I think WWE has lost so many viewers I don't think the loss will be as high as some believe so I agree with you on that.
 

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1.8 to 1.85M. If the NBA isn’t demolishing RAW right now, the NFL will not siphon away many viewers either.
The loss of the casual audience has left WWE with a die-hard core of viewers that will now only very gradually erode away. Most of them are not flipping to the NFL or NBA
The NBA ratings are way down due to their athletes being woke. If the NFL does the same thing, then Raw may not see much of a drop. But if NFL sticks to sports, you'll see the usual drop of 15%
 

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The NBA ratings are way down due to their athletes being woke. If the NFL does the same thing, then Raw may not see much of a drop. But if NFL sticks to sports, you'll see the usual drop of 15%
There's no evidence to support the claim of such a link. Who's to say it isn't more to due with the empty arenas?
 

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The NBA ratings are way down due to their athletes being woke. If the NFL does the same thing, then Raw may not see much of a drop. But if NFL sticks to sports, you'll see the usual drop of 15%
I don’t see any major sporting events that are on network TV or ESPN sticking to sports, especially NFL. The Kentucky Derby didn’t stick to sports and they lost half their audience year over year. These networks airing major sporting events don’t care about ratings for some reason. So maybe that will help Raw a little bit as clearly a big chunk of people are tuning out of major sports right now.
 

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Really looks like Smackdown is the A show now. WWE has to f'ing cut down RAW back to 2 hours. Nobody needs to see more than 2 hours of prowrestling or any type of real sport for that matter. That's what PPV's are/were there for! You have short, fast and action-packed weekly series to build heated feuds and at the big PPV's fans get to see the blow off.
 

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Cut it down to 2 hours. RAW consistently gets the lowest ratings for the 3rd hour, which is meant to be the money angle main events. Scrap the 1 hour filler inbetween and go back to 2 hour show. If that means loss of revenue, then so be it. I would release 70% of the womens roster and another 30% of the mens roster to compensate. Enough is enough.
 

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Cut it down to 2 hours. RAW consistently gets the lowest ratings for the 3rd hour, which is meant to be the money angle main events. Scrap the 1 hour filler inbetween and go back to 2 hour show. If that means loss of revenue, then so be it. I would release 70% of the womens roster and another 30% of the mens roster to compensate. Enough is enough.
If they were still privately owned I think that 3rd hour would have been gone long ago. Perhaps NXT as well. But they would get blistered for dumping any revenue right now so there’s no chance of it happening.
 

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Yeah cut it down to 2 hours.

You can make good stories how much you want but not for 3 hours on a Monday night.

But WWE can't make good stories for 3 hours at all and they lack the characters for it. So why even trying to fill in 3 hours

Cut also down Underground. It was fun but it goes nowhere and starts to get annoying with the stupid MMA wannabe fighting which looks laughable

Not even talking about Retribution. I hope it will be scrapped as the Hacker storyline or Brock will squash them and they will end worse as Nexus
 

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Not really.

Riddle is good but Reigns and Wyatt suck.

RAW has Rollins, the best in the industry. They also have Orton and Rey.
SD has been much better than RAW recently. RAW lacks any direction - a lot of meaningless matches thrown together on repeat and this really awful underground crap. I'll give it to you - Rollins is one of the decent things on RAW at the minute, alongside Rey, Garza, Drew and Orton, but Reigns certainly doesn't suck and Wyatt needs more direction, as well as Rollins won't bring in that amount of viewers, Drew or Orton are more likely to do that and they won't either.....
 

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If they were still privately owned I think that 3rd hour would have been gone long ago. Perhaps NXT as well. But they would get blistered for dumping any revenue right now so there’s no chance of it happening.
Yep. They are tied to it until 2025 anyway. Only solution is to get creative with it. For example,combine the main rosters and turn WWE Raw into a 3 hour block of different shows called WWE Monday Night Live.

8.00-9.00 WWE Raw
9.00-10.00 WWE Women (female only show)
10.00-10.30 Miz TV/Kevin Owens Show etc (rotating, studio talk show featuring wrestlers and celebs)
10.30-11.00 Shane McMahon's WWE Underground

Could be a dud and USA would probably veto yet having structure like that would be much easier to book.
 

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There's no evidence to support the claim of such a link. Who's to say it isn't more to due with the empty arenas?
Multiple polls have shown that people don't like politics in sports and they are watching less NBA because they thinki it is too political. Gallup released a positive/negative opinion on sports and sports are now seen negatively due to years of being too political. Ratings are in the toilet and "the leagues are too political" is sited as the major reason at least twice as often as "i dislike watching sports without crowds." For the NBA, "league is too political" is sited as more of a reason for people watching the NBA less than the NBA not having live fans, the NBA having a low quality of play and officiating and the NBA's involvement with China close to put together.

The NFL was just as political, maybe even more so, than the NBA. If they just stuck to sports, they had a chance. But a year of a season like this, and NFL's ratings are going down at least 20 percent and people's opinion of the NFL in polls will be in the toilet, and the reason given mostly for this is, too much politics in the NFL.
 
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