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#BROKEN Hasney 12-29-2016 10:33 AM

Ratings Thread - Raw, AEW, NXT, Smackdown
 
WE DID IT GUYS

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This week's Wild Card Finals episode of WWE Smackdown Live garnered 2,885,000 viewers on the USA Network.

This is up +247,000 viewers from the week prior and the first week ever that a first-run episode of Smackdown averaged more viewers than a first-run episode of WWE Raw.

We saw it coming as Smackdown was closing the gap and with a strong episode loaded with the return of John Cena and multiple title matches, it officially dethroned Raw. In fact, only the first hour of this week's Raw (which averaged 2,974,000 viewers) did more viewers than the average of this week's episode for the blue brand.

The Dastardly One 12-29-2016 10:37 AM

Maybe RAW needs to stop sucking brutal ass.

#BROKEN Hasney 12-29-2016 10:37 AM

Monday Night Snore needs to step up

The Dastardly One 12-29-2016 10:41 AM

over written, over produced tripe. A bunch of guys out there going through the motions, trying to remember scripted promos doing a bunch of shit they're doing because the writers told them to.

Wrestling has never seemed more fake and that includes marty jennety ascending from a casket on the titantron as an Undertaker body double.

The Dastardly One 12-29-2016 10:42 AM

I think the problem is a lack of energy. Stuff happens, nobody cares, nothing matters.

Big Vic 12-29-2016 10:44 AM

We did it guys, all of our hard work paid off.

Rammsteinmad 12-29-2016 10:47 AM

Does Raw still open with 20 minute Stephanie McMahon/Authority figure promos?

Conspiracy Victim Vito 12-29-2016 10:49 AM

A-Show! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

#BROKEN Hasney 12-29-2016 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Rammsteinmad (Post 4906575)
Does Raw still open with 20 minute Stephanie McMahon/Authority figure promos?

Yup

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Slik 12-29-2016 10:51 AM

This is a glorious day, The A-Show reigns supreme!

Conspiracy Victim Vito 12-29-2016 10:51 AM

#CancelRaw

Conspiracy Victim Vito 12-29-2016 10:51 AM

#RawBlows

Conspiracy Victim Vito 12-29-2016 10:52 AM

#MondayNightMcDrama

Destor 12-29-2016 11:00 AM

I dont want to derail the circle jerk but man do those number suck

Ruien 12-29-2016 11:01 AM

Lol. Will this change anything on Raw? Maybe they will give Rusev 30 extra minutes of air time :(. If they let Rusev beat Reigns the rating will skyrocket.

Simple Fan 12-29-2016 11:05 AM

I think the Wid Card theme of Smack down this week was pretty good. Instead of having a PPV for both shows every month, the show not doing a PPV could have a themed show like SD did this week. The lower tier PPVs feel like an extra episode of Raw or SD anyway so I think it would make sense.

#BROKEN Hasney 12-29-2016 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Destor (Post 4906585)
I dont want to derail the circle jerk but man do those number suck

Oh, I know. Other than a nice Cena bump, this is mostly Raw shitting the bed on a regular basis.

Heisenberg 12-29-2016 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Dastardly Dale Newstead (Post 4906567)
over written, over produced tripe. A bunch of guys out there going through the motions, trying to remember scripted promos doing a bunch of shit they're doing because the writers told them to.

Wrestling has never seemed more fake and that includes marty jennety ascending from a casket on the titantron as an Undertaker body double.



I would like to see this Jennetty action actually

Stickman 12-29-2016 12:30 PM

The only things remotely entertaining on raw are Charolette and KO/Y2J

Droford 12-29-2016 12:36 PM

Axelmania is coming back to save RAW..brother

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Emperor Smeat 12-29-2016 12:47 PM

Good for Smackdown considering they've been consistently better than RAW since the brand split. Very likely won't last beyond this week but at least the brand gets rewarded for once for being the better flowing show overall.

Simple Fan 12-29-2016 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Droford (Post 4906633)
Axelmania is coming back to save RAW..brother

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">AXELMANIA IS RUNNING WILD!!!! <a href="https://t.co/eyJDd7P2eB">pic.twitter.com/eyJDd7P2eB</a></p>&mdash; Matt Thomas (@dumpsterm0nkey6) <a href="https://twitter.com/dumpsterm0nkey6/status/813949507700461574">December 28, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Whatcha gonna do when Axelmania runs wild on you.
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XL 12-29-2016 03:05 PM

Are we ignoring the fact that Raw was on Boxing Day?

Simple Fan 12-29-2016 03:09 PM

Yes because these are USA#1 ratings and we don't celebrate Boxing Day.

Stickman 12-29-2016 03:12 PM

Has this ever happened before?

Corkscrewed 12-29-2016 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Stickman (Post 4906713)
Has this ever happened before?

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This is up +247,000 viewers from the week prior and the first week ever that a first-run episode of Smackdown averaged more viewers than a first-run episode of WWE Raw.

Gerard 12-29-2016 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Rammsteinmad (Post 4906575)
Does Raw still open with 20 minute Stephanie McMahon/Authority figure promos?

How often does raw start without someone coming to the ring and yapping for 20 minutes? This mad concept of starting a wrestling show with a wrestling match seems to be too much for the geniuses at wwe to figure out. Instead we get to see people recite badly scripted lines that sounds as natural as Stephen Hawking's voice synthesizer.

Conspiracy Victim Vito 12-29-2016 03:26 PM

I still think they should just give the first hour of Raw to the cruiserweights instead of spreading their segments randomly throughout the show (and stupidly changing the ropes several times a show as a result).

Used to love Nitro kicking off with a great cruiserweight match. The crowd is always juiced up at the beginning. Then start the "normal" part of Raw at 9 PM.

Cool King 12-29-2016 03:28 PM

I don't know what's making me happy right now.

The news of SmackDown finally beating Raw or the return of Corkscrewed.

Big Vic 12-29-2016 03:33 PM

Most eyes are on Raw at the start of the show. Cruiserweights won't keep their eyes there.

Conspiracy Victim Vito 12-29-2016 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Vic (Post 4906726)
Most eyes are on Raw at the start of the show. Cruiserweights won't keep their eyes there.

They'd stay there if they allowed the cruisers to wrestle matches like they did on the CWC.

Emperor Smeat 12-29-2016 03:42 PM

Could probably put them on for just the 3rd hour as a way to boost that hour but it becomes really dependent on how well the first two hours were.

If those hours were really bad, Cruises won't do anything to fix it but if the show is at least pretty decent, could be a way to keep the show's momentum going till the end.

In WCW's case, the reason it worked very well for the first hour was because WCW rarely cared about that hour so the Cruisers were perfect to keep the crowd pumped till the real show started. In the WWE's case, they pretty much just care about the start of the hours and the main event for RAW.

Damian Rey 2.0 12-29-2016 03:47 PM

I have always felt that the shows should be segmented by hours and who's featured based on pecking order.

Hour 1 consists of the cruisers and tag division, hour 2 consists of the women and mid card title, hour 3 has the upper mid card and main event scene guys.

You build towards the focal point of the show and pay it off at the end. You don't give away your main event stories and promos in the beginning. You use that time to clue the viewer in on what lies ahead and highlight the bottom of the card talent to help get them over and create interest.

This doesn't mean you can't sprinkle in backstage cut scenes to help move the plot of the show. But it does give a concrete direction in which to structure it and time for the whole roster to be utilized.

Feel like the big names shouldn't be coming out to open the show with a drawn out promo unless it's for something really important. Running your authority figures out there to start the show each week just waters down the importance of giving them mic time.

KIRA 12-29-2016 04:16 PM

Fuckin A-SHOW!

RP 12-29-2016 06:21 PM

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RP 12-29-2016 06:24 PM

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RP 12-29-2016 06:29 PM

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Danny Electric 12-30-2016 05:55 AM

Doesn't a constant drop in Raw ratings usually lead to Vince thinking he needs to make some on-air appearances?

SlickyTrickyDamon 12-30-2016 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Danny Electric (Post 4906940)
Doesn't a constant drop in Raw ratings usually lead to Vince thinking he needs to make some on-air appearances?

Yes.

SlickyTrickyDamon 12-30-2016 06:27 AM

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What if he didn't save Trump. :fu: Hogan


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