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|ICQ: || ||#1 Posted on 3.5.02 1637.07 |
| "Smackdown last night drew a 2.9 rating and five share, by far the lowest in the history of the show. Considering this was a show where the main event had more hype going in than any Smackdown main event in a long time, the number is downright scary."|
Summammabitch! Wow, that is real bad. They missed a (IMO) a really good Hogan-Jericho match...
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|AIM: || ||#2 Posted on 3.5.02 1644.47 |
|I wasn't really watching that much last night either. With a couple of game 5 basketball games going on and the hockey semis starting, Smackdown had to take a backseat. |
And that's when you know what the answer to that question is.
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|AIM: || ||#3 Posted on 3.5.02 1846.34 |
|Well, the show was better than Raw. The Angle/Storm vs. Edge/Venis tag match was damn good, as well as the main event (due entirely to Jericho). The Vince/Stacy stuff was just horrid, but overall the show was much more enjoyable than Raw.|
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|#4 Posted on 3.5.02 1847.49 |
|I haven't watched Smackdown since the split. Being able to watch RAW and keep one storyline has freed up my thursdays to watch CSI (one of the best shows on TV.)|
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|#5 Posted on 3.5.02 1929.46 |
|Like one of the columnists said, no Rock, no ratings.|
The WWF could at least have him make a triumphant visit just to cut a promo like Mick Foley used to do. The Rock learned at lot from him.
The Hogan-Jericho match was very good. But people figured out, even without surfing the Net, that Hogan was going to win anyway.
Besides, the Nets-Pacers game was classic. With due respect to CRZ and his Kings, the Nets will go all the way!!!
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|#6 Posted on 3.5.02 2208.33 |
|I'm putting all the blame on Michael Cole's shoulders. He's the only one on the show for full 2 hours (along with Tazzzz)|
Another reason is the lack of Stratusfaction on the show. No Trish on Smackdown and rating decline week after week since the split. No Trish on Raw this week it falls 0.4. Prediction Heat beats out both shows this week.
To get a little serious, I've always been one to say, lets not press the panic button, but that was a major fall, but saying that on the overnights Smackdown did tie fox's Star Wars movie with a 4.5. Will Fox be able to pull off movies like that week in and week out. And what others have stated that playoff's is in full swing.
I thought Smackdown was perfectly fine, the Jericho/Hogan match was fine and I thought the build was pretty decent. They hyped "that" match for a week also. I'm sure many will scream "the sky is falling" I personally keeping the faith that decent TV (that I'm convinced Thursday TV was better then good) things should turn around.
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|AIM: || ||#7 Posted on 3.5.02 2223.47 |
|The WWF ratings will always fall during playoff times. What would the average bloke rather see: a faked wrestling match, or a real elimination NBA game 5?|
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|#8 Posted on 3.5.02 2255.11 |
|The WWF will blame it on Jericho being in the main even in|
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|#9 Posted on 4.5.02 0255.08 |
|That is an awfully low rating. I rarely watch all of Smackdown. There is something about the whole show that REALLY isn't clicking for me.|
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|AIM: || ||#10 Posted on 4.5.02 0826.42 |
Originally posted by Wild Pegasus
The WWF ratings will always fall during playoff times. What would the average bloke rather see: a faked wrestling match, or a real elimination NBA game 5?
Actually, the WWF's numbers have generally not been effected by the NBA playoffs over the years. So if people are choosing the NBA over the WWF, then they're doing something different than they've done the last 7-8 years or so.
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|#11 Posted on 4.5.02 0858.15 |
|Well it is playoff season. ( I skiped a lot of smackdown to watch the Ottawa Senators make the Toronto thier collective Bitch) :P