Ruzious wrote:Dominater wrote:Spens1 wrote:Anyway, WWE ratings where actually up this week (somehow):
Hour one: 2.31 million
Hour two: 2.56 million
Hour three: 2.35 million
Up to 2.41 Mill average, not sure what the hour two spike was for but anyway. My guess is the Brock cash in (carny's gonna carny) and Taker's appearance (nostalgia, though i'm not sure if i'd tune in for a taker promo, not in his current iteration).
They deserved TNA on spike numbers because this was a TNA on spike show to be honest but it is a good result for the company.
When 2.4 is good, you know that times are bad
Yet, WWE stock was selling at 12.48 5 years ago, and now it's at 71.51. There's so much more WWE stuff to watch now on various media, that it was inevitable that tv ratings would go down - regardless of the quality of the product.
still, their decline year on year is like 20-25%, way more than industry average. Anyway, good TV will get ratings, if WWE was as compelling as it was in the attitude era i think it would get between 5-6 million people per episode still.
Most of their numbers come down to it being the worst it has been creatively possibly ever (i honestly can't think of a time where its been this bad, this truly is WCW circa late 1999 bad).