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    Default Ratings Dropping? Not Across The Pond They're Not

    So, there's been a lot of talk lately of ratings (as usual) but it seems moreso since the move to three hours. WWE RAW has twice in a couple of weeks received their lowest ratings in years which has called in to question the three hour format. Being the geek that I am, it got me thinking about how things were doing over this side of the pond and my findings were pretty simple really, while in the US ratings are falling, over here they continue to improve year on year.

    I have taken data from 2009 onwards to get around a five year comparison. This is only including the live Monday Night Raw's that are aired in the early hours of the morning and are only from the last week in July to date as this is when RAW moved to three hours this year.

    Note: This was taken from http://www.barb.co.uk/report/weekly-top-programmes? Which lists the top 10 programmes of the week for that channel. The minus numbers below mean that RAW did not break the top ten and therefore the viewship was lower than the number ten show. So basically in this case the minus means less than. Also the weeks did not always line up which is why there are some blanks.

    2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
    Jul Wk4 -33,000 34,000 75,000 156,000 357,000 (1000th Ep)
    Aug Wk1 -35,000 -29,000 95,000 129,000 166,000
    Aug Wk2 42,000 50,000 109,000 129,000 127,000
    Aug Wk3 38,000 62,000 94,000 136,000 163,000
    Aug Wk4 38,000 32,000 102,000 101,000 141,000
    Aug Wk5 -37,000 36,000 85,000
    Sep Wk1 74,000 -33,000 88,000 153,000 190,000
    Sep Wk2 69,000 -53,000 -46,000 146,000 152,000
    Sep Wk3 -32,000 -48,000 -42,000 145,000 128,000
    Sep Wk4 39,000 53,000 -69,000 159,000 121,000
    Sep Wk5 141,000
    Oct Wk1 45,000 56,000 66,000 152,000 151,000
    Oct Wk2 32,000 37,000 119,000 112,000 124,000
    Average 47,000 45,000 83,000 138,000 178,000

    The veiwership is a lot more inconsisent than in the US, so I have averaged the figures at the bottom using just the positive figures. Obviously as in the US there are factors to take into account, namely people's access to Digital TV which I would imagine explains the big jumps in the averages. Also, the 1000th episode obviously increases the 2012 average a lot.

    However it is clear to see that even though interest, viewership, television share, etc may be waning in America that certainly does not appear to be the case over here and I imagine in other countries around the world. WWE really is a global company nowadays, so I feel you can't just look at the USA rating to determine the success of the show or not. It really is only just one piece of the bigger picture in today's WWE.

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    Nightwolf better get cracking on the numbers down South

    J/k... I'll get on that in a few minutes...

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    Edit: I keep finding ratings from a Raw hailing from Mexico and that is it... detective? I am not
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    Maybe time to Bring out the Euro[ean championship? Or maybe model WWE After the premier league of sorts to really captivate the football fans?

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    Cesario is really paying off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    0 days since a Cena fight. C'mon guys we need to at least get it up to two.
    http://forums.prowrestling.com/showthread.php?t=123457 THE KID VS DOSE MATCH IS ON!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekial View Post
    Or maybe model WWE After the premier league of sorts to really captivate the football fans?
    So they should pretend to get hurt more?

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    Tune in next week when Regal beats Punk for the WWE title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkmania View Post
    Tune in next week when Regal beats Punk for the WWE title.
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    I'd be okay with this.

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    Strap the rocket on all foreign wrestlers!!! Rename Daniel Bryan the World Dragon!

    And have Cena working on an English accent! It can't be worse than that Boston one he forces when he wants to pander to his peeps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dose View Post
    Strap the rocket on all foreign wrestlers!!! Rename Daniel Bryan the World Dragon!

    And have Cena working on an English accent! It can't be worse than that Boston one he forces when he wants to pander to his peeps!



    Very internet friendly!

    Well, we did have a Juan Cena.....maybe time for a Johnathan Cena?


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    Great post Miss H, it really puts into perspective how narrow-minded people can be when it comes to the state of WWE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MachoWarrior View Post
    So they should pretend to get hurt more?
    Nope not wishing inuries but maybe make their brand a bit more Euro-friendly? Like have different factionsw Italians VS Romanian Gypsies VS Russian mobsters VS British chavs VS Brazilian jiu jitsu specialists

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekial View Post
    Like have different factionsw Italians VS Romanian Gypsies VS Russian mobsters VS British chavs VS Brazilian jiu jitsu specialists
    Throw some narrow-minded Americans in as the sixth team and I think you've got a faction war!

    So many attempts to be funny in this thread, at least Macho succeeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Throw some narrow-minded Americans in as the sixth team and I think you've got a faction war!

    So many attempts to be funny in this thread, at least Macho succeeded.
    well I understand they are stereotypes but I think maybe the bad factions as in heels should be annoying stereotypes and the face factions should be normal europeans likeregal cesaro etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Throw some narrow-minded Americans in as the sixth team and I think you've got a faction war!

    So many attempts to be funny in this thread, at least Macho succeeded.
    Thanks for the kind words.


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    No problem.

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