Wrestling Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
NOTORIOUS
Joined
·
6,837 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
From PWTorch

- Friday's episode of WWE Smackdown got a 1.80 rating with 2.73 million viewers, which is about flat with the show pre-WrestleMania. The viewership was identical with the last first-run Smackdown, which was the one immediately after WrestleMania. However, the show has shown a steady decline following each live Smackdown, as seen below:

* Jan. 6 - Feb. 17... 2.07 average rating pre-2/21 live special
* Mar. 2 - Apr. 6... 1.91 average rating pre-4/10 live special
* Apr. 20 - 1.80 rating

Among cable TV shows, Smackdown ranked #4 in viewers for the night. It was #1 in key male demographics for the first hour and #2 in the male demos for the second hour. All key demos were lower than the April 6th episode and about even with the pre-WrestleMania Smackdowns in March.

At the same time last year, Smackdown pulled in a 1.87 rating with 2.83 million viewers.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,921 Posts
Ratings already declining with Sheamass as World Champ. Don't be surprised if they don't hit 3+ million viewers anymore while he's champ.
 

·
You're Pretty Good
Joined
·
9,816 Posts
Bryan is getting as much exposure as ever ffs. You guys sound like Pyro thinking the belt is the only thing that matters.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,571 Posts
The SD! that started out with Shemust the week prior to last weeks only did a 1.5. Last week's SD! opens up with D-Bry and it gets a 1.8

*filed and understood*
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
914 Posts
Only Bryan marking nerds have time to watch Smackdown on Friday nights.

Most people are too busy getting laid.

No wonder Bryan's segments lose viewers on Raw.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,707 Posts
Daniel Bryan = ratings. Enough said.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,430 Posts
Only Bryan marking nerds have time to watch Smackdown on Friday nights.

Most people are too busy getting laid.

No wonder Bryan's segments lose viewers on Raw.
so you are saying that bryan has about 3mio fans? or that you cant get laid on friday nights (seems like you got some experience)?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,549 Posts
It's pretty clear that there's a certain percentage of marks that will only watch their guy, and their guy win.

Smackdown is a taped event with 60% of the Raw audience so that becomes even more apparent.

So if you're the WWE you have 2 choices for SD.

1. Ignore the ratings.

2. Cater your show to the marks.

It really doesn't matter how long they put the belt on Sheamus or how well they push him he's not going to bring in those additional marks. He has to create a new fanbase and that's not something WWE is capable of doing right now.
 

·
a Stupid Idea from Bad Creative
Joined
·
24,745 Posts
Who says you can't get laid AFTER watching Smackdown?
I personally like to get laid before I watch SD, while I watch SD, and after I watch SD :punk

Clearly Daniel Bryan as champ = DEM RATINGZ, YES!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
454 Posts
The SD! that started out with Shemust the week prior to last weeks only did a 1.5. Last week's SD! opens up with D-Bry and it gets a 1.8

*filed and understood*
smackdown with bryan as a champion got ratings worse than 1.8
sheamus>bryan rating wise
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top