Cause I know you guys like to talk about the ratings, 1wrestling.com reports that Smackdown did a final number of 2.9 with a 4 share, one of the lowest non-holiday numbers in SmackDown's history. This cannot be good news at all for the WWE, along with Monday's low RAW number.
Originally posted by FMWCause I know you guys like to talk about the ratings, 1wrestling.com reports that Smackdown did a final number of 2.9 with a 4 share, one of the lowest non-holiday numbers in SmackDown's history. This cannot be good news at all for the WWE, along with Monday's low RAW number.
Wait for 2 months and if the numbers continue to stay the same or go down further, than I think it's time to think that.
Caped Boy: Excuse me, ladies. You may remember me as the guy who came to dinner a few weeks ago with underwear on my head. My name is Keith Stat from Milbourne, New Jersey. State bird, the mosquito. And as you may have heard I am recently a crowned class B dungeon-master. So if any of you would like to play D&D today, please speak now or forever hold your peace. [He chuckles, and there is an awkward silence at the table.] Caped Boy: Anyone? Alexa! [Alexa gives him a withering glare.] Caped Boy: Maybe you would like to join in? We do need a druid, and you have definitely cast a level 5 charm spell on me. Alexa: In your dreams, douche-bag! Caped Boy: Douche-bags are hygienic products, I take that as a compliment. Thank you. [Keith walks off] Alexa: Ewww!
First, I think at least 90% of us on the board will agree that UPN is not a real network. However, it is disgraceful to get a sub 3 broadcast rating, fake network or not. On a real network, that number will get a show canceled. While there is not much difference between a 3.1 and a 2.9, psychologically seeing the 3 barrier broken is a negative. At some point, someone is going to have to risk their job and tell Vince that focusing around himself and his daughter is only repelling viewers.
WWF/E programming use to bring large numbers to UPN, but its viewership has been slipping as of late (Show Summary By Zap2IT). Of course, its all an internet lie.
Ring of Honor is solid wrestling - it lacks pretty much all the pizazz of WWE and TNA, but makes up for it with some fantastic action. I love their weekly shows, and if they air on PPV, I will definitely order then,