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.