It's still at a 4.0, same as last week, though the overrun rating (with Bischoff/Shane and Kane) was down from recent weeks.
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All right, I'm enjoying Rhyno's "man-beast" gimmick: He keeps his hair long, wears full-body wrestling tights with a big "R" on the back and uses the "Rhino Gore" as his finishing move. Can't you imagine him watching the Discovery Channel one day while tossing around possible gimmicks and having one of those "Hey, wait a second!" epiphanies during a rhino segment?
To spruce things up, the WWF should give Undertaker and Kane last names -- like Undertaker and Kane O'Brien, the O'Brien Brothers -- just for comedy's sake. Hopefully the door's still open.
RVD is approaching the always-exciting "The crowd loves him, but he's not getting a major push yet" phase which helps makes wrestling so much fun. It only happens once every few years -- Stone Cold in '96, The Rock in '98, Shawn Michaels in '93 and so on. -- ESPN's Bill Simmons back in 2001
I think that's probably because the happenings during the overrun were so obvious this week. While that slot has featured the same general idea - Kane causing havoc - over the past few weeks, the exact nature has at least been in question. This time, though, I think just about everyone saw Kane attacks Shane/Bischoff wins coming a mile away.
Not too bad. They did hours of 3.7 and 4.3... The hit they took was on the first hour, they were getting a strong 4.0 for the first hour and now is back to the normal mid 3s but the 4.3 is on par with what they got the last few weeks.
I sit back and I wonder how football last night effect Raw. (Note: I don't know if these are final or overnight network numbers but I'm looking for at the pattern of then numbers and not the number itself)... ABC numbers for MNF/alternative programming are.
Haha take a guess when the rain stoppage happened in football and then when they went to alternative programming(Greatest commercials You've Never seen!)... IIRC 10PM they started stalling and holding off because of the downpour and when 10:30 hit they cancelled the game.
I don't know if this has anything to do with the big 2nd hour spike on Raw, but it might have.
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Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoMonday Night Football should just kill the Raw ratings at this rate. I wouldn't be surprised to see some bad WCW like numbers being put up come kickoff time.
I don't think so. MNF hasn't done much to RAW ratings for at least four years. And the bad WCW numbers were low 2's. Plus, WWE is building some slight ratings momentum. No way they lose half that audience in about a month. I think they will stay between 3.5 and 4.whatever like they have for almost two years.
Originally posted by ScreamingHeadGuyReally, I'm with InVerse on this one. I just don't think Slamball would have the same appeal as Striperella (although both names DO suggest some pornographic nature).
hahaha....that is so true.
I am sure the ratings will level off, and sit somewhere close to the 4.8-5.0 average, even with MNF.
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If they had kept Eddie heel instead of the forced face turn for the aborted Cena/B2 feud, it would make more sense. That, and there is always the lingering question of whether they put the belt on someone who has had substance abuse problems in the past.