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#41 Posted on

    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    Wasn't the Hardy/Rey ME match the highest rated segment on that show? I think it got over a 4.0 rating (that match, not the show).

    (edited by Spaceman Spiff on 15.7.03 0949)



No idea. If that's true, then it obviously should've been taken as a positive and built upon. Even though the match had a good build up throughout the show, that would've been a good sign. I can't remember if a cruiser title match ever main evented a Nitro or Thunder.
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#42 Posted on
Spiff - your question hinges on what we're going to say "draw" means. Higher ratings? (I don't know where to get quarter hour break downs if they're not posted on a wrestling site.) T-shirt sales? Signs in the crowd?



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#43 Posted on
Combination of TV ratings, PPV buys, house show attendance, merch. sales, crowd response (some weighted more than others - Hogan got great crowd responses, but his last title reign bombed).

I'm not sure where to get ratings break-downs either, but I remember seeing the news sites' reports about the Rey/Hardy match getting a good rating.



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#44 Posted on
I was kinda thinking that's the way it might go. "Draw" is a pretty nebulous term then. It would be different if we had access to the quarter hours and individual merchandise sales.

A PPV could draw the lion's share of its buys from having two strong cruiserweight matches while the main event's just there for idle curiosity. Or a PPV could draw from a huge main event with a lame undercard. We can make educated guesses on what sold a show but we'd disagree and no one would know for sure.

House show attendance and merchandise sales are more reflective of the brand as a whole. Do I want to pay fifty dollars to see the SD! crew? Do I want to pay fifty dollars to see WWE?



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