RAW rating's increase

Millz

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#1
Well, good news for once...

- According to data compiled by Nielson Media Research this past Monday's edition of WWE RAW drew a 3.3 cable rating on the USA Network. This is a significant increase from last week's 3.0 rating.
 
#2
Hmm.. that's pretty good. Still, they should get rid of the game show and give better entertainment value. I believe that'll get more people than giving away money.
 

Babe_Ruth

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I'm so happy that the ratings went up, but a lot of people are viewing it because of the 1 Million dollar giveaway, but now it's there chance to show that the WWE is worth watching on a weekly basis. Lets see if the 3 hour show next week will help the ratings as well, since theres a draft during that show.
 

Millz

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#5
I thought the wrestling portion of the show was very good for once...its been a while.
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Just a couple of notes...

-- The Million Dollar concept came up a few weeks ago when Vince McMahon was looking to come up with some out of the box ideas for a publicity stunt on Raw to help improve sagging ratings. According to sources, it is believed that WWE's marketing team came up with the idea to do some sort of trivia game on TV, apparently as a take-off of Who Wants to be a Millionare. Vince changed the idea by eliminating the trivia aspect. Vince then took the concept to his legal team, and they were immediately negative on it, saying that it wasn't a good idea because they were under the belief that it would have a major backlash on the WWE stockholders. McMahon got frustrated about having to win the stockholders over on the idea, which would have delayed his plan, and he decided to use his own money for the contest instead. So when he says he's giving away his own money, he really is.
-- Regarding the rating for Monday's Raw, it was the show's best number since April 7. Monday's show drew a 3.30 rating and 5.21 million viewers overall. Also, the viewers per home figure was higher than usual, 1.64 for Monday's show compared to 1.48 average during the month of April.

Average viewership age was 35, drew 69% males, and did a 3.30 rating in the Male 18-49 demo, up 10% from the 3.0 average since September. In an interesting note, all the numbers haven't come out yet, but the second hour of Monday's drew fewer viewers than the first hour, which is pretty rare. It looks like some viewers tuned in for the special Million Dollar Contest password, and then tuned out. Had WWE changed the password throughout the night, the rating for Raw likely would have been higher.
 
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#6
The same thing as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, this will fade. Fast. They just need to improve the quality of the show to get the ratings. The draft is a great idea and so are creating new, innovative ideas such as the Elimination Chamber. A little more creativity and a little less game show.

The ratings have improved..., but for how long? *dramatic music*
 

Unity

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The same thing as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, this will fade. Fast. They just need to improve the quality of the show to get the ratings. The draft is a great idea and so are creating new, innovative ideas such as the Elimination Chamber. A little more creativity and a little less game show.

The ratings have improved..., but for how long? *dramatic music*
That's one thing I love about TNA. They always try innovative matches. I respect that. Sometimes they're way off, but sometimes it's a bullseye. Fun to see how different kinds go.