I don't see this as a triumph nor a failure. It was an okay show, with not too much to get explosive ratings at any point in time.
This week’s 20th Anniversary of WWE Raw did a 3.185 cable rating with an average viewing audience of 4,550,000 viewers on the USA Network. We’re told Vince McMahon was hoping for a 3.5 cable rating with no competition but those in the company feel it’s going to take some time to build the audience for the build to Wrestlemania 29.
Vince, if you wanted a 3.5 or higher, you should've had AUSTIN ON THE SHOW!!!
"Every man's heart one day beats its final beat, his lungs breath their final breath. And if what that man did in his life, makes the blood pulse through the body of others, and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory, of those who honor him and make whatever the man did live forever."
It's the highest rating since the 1000th episode, but that's expected.
It's so-so. The real test will be next week. The Rock is fully worked into the product now, we'll see if it affects the novelty of his appearances.
I have 1.2k channels on my cable box and I do not have a nielson box. How many of you have a nielson box?
Point is: Ratings don't really reflect the true audience. The Nielson ratings are an estimate guaged by those who participate in the nielson ratings. It's a really innaccurate judgment of who watches anything, tbh.
Somehow I doubt Austin avoided a big Raw payday on purpose.
This will remain in my sig until The Rock gets his WWE World Heavyweight Championship rematch.
lol, it could be just the the conspiracist in me, however I wonder if it is more about Austin playing hardball with Vince for a bigger Wrestlemania payday.
Thanks JV for the artwork!!
Both HBK and SCSA had their gun convention in Vegas.
I would have at least liked to see Triple H or The Undertaker show up.
To do what? Say howdy to everyone?
And HHH just appeared a couple of weeks ago.
Btw I was much happier seeing Punk, Danielson, Kane, Barrett, Cody, Damien, Cena, Ziggler, and oh hell yeah, The Rock, rather than some guys who can no longer go in the ring.
he was the right gay guy and the right time.
^ I forgot where I copied that from but it was still on my clipboard and I wanted to edit the post.
lol They chose some gun convention over Raw?
LOL that them being at the convention also made WWE decide not to have any other top star (Taker, HHH, Hart or Edge) appear on the show to save any possible backstage heat which would involve a possible pissed off HBK or Austin
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