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Old 20 May 2003, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default WWE RAW Rating Takes A Big Drop

Story By: Matt Boone
May 20, 2003

Last night's edition of WWE RAW scored a 3.6 cable rating, with a 5.3 share. The show did hours of 3.5 and 3.8. This week's rating is down .8 from last week's, which scored a 4.4 cable rating.

Many pointed to the in-ring debut of Goldberg on RAW as the spike last week, which is seemingly correct looking at the quarterly numbers. However, Goldberg had only his second match this week which was hyped as against a mystery opponent all night.

Whatever the case may be, a .8 drop off the night after a pay-per view for RAW isn't a positive thing.
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Old 20 May 2003, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dun, dun, dun. It's probably because the Raw side of the PPV absoultly sucked. If it continues that way, what makes them think that a Raw only PPV is gonna be excellent?
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^more development between ppv's will make exclusive shows well worth it.

And Bergs match was a waste. Who wants to sit around all night waiting to see him squash, wait for it, wait for it, LANCE STORM. C'mon. What were they thinking.

But, I did expect better ratings. I thought they'd have a solid 4 at least. Basketball finals? Hockey finals? Season show endings? What's gonna be the next excuse.
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Goddamn you people, what is it with you? Sometimes I just don't get it.


Why must you people analyze and bitch about everything? Raw was sick last night. One of the best in a while. The rating drop was in no way a reflection of the product. Maybe wrestling just doesn't interest casual people when they can watch some mainstream garbage like American Idol instead? You whiners ever think of that?



Raw's drop wasn't because of Goldberg, HHH, Austin, Flair, Storm or Nash. It was because wrestling is in a downturn, and you can't expect these ratings problems to just go away in one fucking week. Expect darkness. Years of it.
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Old 20 May 2003, 08:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Goddamn you people, what is it with you? Sometimes I just don't get it.


Why must you people analyze and bitch about everything? Raw was sick last night. One of the best in a while. The rating drop was in no way a reflection of the product. Maybe wrestling just doesn't interest casual people when they can watch some mainstream garbage like American Idol instead? You whiners ever think of that?



Raw's drop wasn't because of Goldberg, HHH, Austin, Flair, Storm or Nash. It was because wrestling is in a downturn, and you can't expect these ratings problems to just go away in one fucking week. Expect darkness. Years of it.
Great post Marbles. I thought Raw was one of the best Raws in a long time (that doesn't include the short time Rock was back). The ONLY part I didn't really like, was the Goldberg squash, but that only took up like 5 minutes (his questioning of Storm afterwards included). I thought that the feud between Test and Steiner took one more step to setting up a match between them, Austin and Bischoff were hilarious, Flair vs HHH was match of the night, Jericho's Highlight of the Night and subsequent tag title match vs Kane and RVD was sick. Theodore Long doing commentary during the white boy challenge was fucking great and the match itself was solid. Ratings very rarely ever reflect the product that was put out, and last night is a prime example. People just aren't watching wrestling anymore because there's so much shit on TV EVERY night of the week.
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People just aren't watching wrestling anymore because there's so much shit on TV EVERY night of the week.


Not to mention the Hateraid. These whitey-ass internet fans buy it by the gallons. Belee that.
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Marbles your first post was excelent....pure brillance.
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Marbles, Where did anyone complain? What did I say about every report having some excuse about ratings. About how it was a solid show. How Exclusive ppv's are going to help. How the Berg segment was the weaker part of the show. About other TV shows being on and always using them for an excuse.

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Marbles, Where did anyone complain? What did I say about every report having some excuse about ratings. About how it was a solid show. How Exclusive ppv's are going to help. How the Berg segment was the weaker part of the show. About other TV shows being on and always using them for an excuse.

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I wasn't directing that at anyone specific, and I apologize if it appeared my post was directed at you.

But rather, I've seen this happen before. If I hadn't made that post, by now this thread would've been full of comments like "Fucking HHH and Flair. Who wants to watch that?" "WWE is misusing Goldberg." or "WWE is misusing Storm". "If WWE could use these guys the right way, they could've kept their ratings up".


THE WWE RATINGS PROBLEMS WHICH THEY'VE BEEN BATTLING FOR TWO YEARS WILL NOT......WILL NOT.......GO AWAY IN ONE WEEK.



There's gonna be ups, there's gonna be downs. Raw's rating didn't drop because the WWE is doing something "wrong", as I'm sure many of you were about to analyze. WWE's rating dropped because that's what you gotta expect when climbing back uphill. Some weeks TV viewers may feel like watching wrestling.......and oftentimes, especially when crap like the American Idol finals are on, they will not. But that doesn't meant that the poor rating will reflect poor quality because quite honestly, Raw on Monday was anything but.
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ok

and I did think RAW was great, and I also know it's gonna take time. I wrote before where I felt WWE has a good chance to get back a mainstream audience within a year. But I also said it's gonna take like 5 years for it to really come full circle, when younger guys are at the top.

What'd you think of Christians new look? I was lmao.
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LOL. It's swell.......but too similar to the haircuts DDP, Jeff Jarrett, Steven Richards and Test have been given over the past five years. Too many damn similar hairstyles. I'd love to see someone get buzzed for once.
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^exactly what i thought.... when christian came out I was thinking, what the fuck is Test doing out here?
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^exactly what i thought.... when christian came out I was thinking, what the fuck is Test doing out here?
I thought the same thing. Raw wasn't that bad. I think it's gonna get better when the economy goes up. It's just a hunch.
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