Once again, I have to post this because false information is being spread. Even now, not only is this week's 205 Live in the top 5, but last week's is still in the top 20: http://network.wwe.com/search/most-popular
This is a repost but necessary:
"I'd like to point out for the record that this is not entirely true. I am Steve Coulson, former contributor to WWENetworkNews.com and during my time with that site, along with WrestlingDVDNetwork.com among others I tracked the system.
During that time, the Observer among other sites would be mistaken and I'd email them corrections, which would then be fixed in most cases. This is a situation where WOR is incorrect. CWC did indeed beat NXT many times, that is correct. NXT beats 205 Live nearly all the time, that is also correct. However when they said it wasn't in the top 20 for that "week", that isn't how it works.
The Top 20 system is typically updated Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Sometimes it won't be refreshed for a day or two. During these occasions, shows that aired in the past day will not appear on the top 20 list. For example, when I would do a Top 20 article on a Thursday, sometimes they did not refresh it that day so NXT would not be listed. This isn't because NXT didn't make the top 20, as you'd see older episodes still appear.
Regardless of the opinion on 205 Live, it is almost always in the top 5 most watched shows for a few days after release alongside Talking Smack, NXT, and either original content or a PPV. It almost always stays within the top 10 or top 20 until the next episode appears, and sometimes multiple episodes will be listed.
Again, the point of CWC being more popular than even NXT is factual, as is NXT being more popular than 205 Live. However I thought it was important to clear things up as things aren't as dire as they appear."