It is no secret that television ratings have been in a decline for WWE over the years. When asked about that recently, Vince McMahon downplayed its importance. He stated that other television shows on the USA Network are seeing similar declines, some having larger declines than Monday Night Raw. McMahon also stated that times have changed, as a lot of people are no longer watching television like they used to because we are now in a digital age.
February 11, 2016
Since the ratings have been tanking as of late, Vince Russo believes that executives from the USA Network will force WWE to produce an edgier product that might be able to bring back a good portion of the viewers that left. Vince McMahon is the one that wants a children friendly product but his hands could be forced if network executives feel that the formula is no longer working.
December 1, 2015
To help out with the ratings, WWE has added the Undertaker to the next episode of Monday Night Raw, which is taking place in Greenville. He will more than likely continue his program with Kane and the Wyatt Family. There is a chance that they could have the Undertaker making even more appearances than this because the front office wants to heavily promote the Survivor Series.
November 12, 2015
Since they are bringing Smackdown over to their network, NBC Universal has worked hard with Vince McMahon and WWE to increase the amount of advertisers that are on board. Thus far, their collective efforts have brought in 37 new advertisers. While that is good news, there is still a lot of concerns as the ratings have been dropping. If it keeps dropping, then there is a fear of losing those advertisers in the near future.
November 4, 2015
Whenever television ratings go down, Vince McMahon and his paranoia go up. He is in that mood nowadays because his numbers have been declining at a rapid rate. There is a fear within WWE that if the ratings drop below 2.0, which is not that far off, then USA Network executives are going to come calling with some questions. At that point, McMahon is going to make life a living hell for the people who are around him backstage.
October 3, 2015
There are those within the internet wrestling community that believe that Daniel Bryan can save the ratings for Monday Night Raw from going down even further than it already has. Jim Ross took to his online blog to educate these particular fans. He essentially told them to lower their hopes by not putting too much burden on Bryan. He is not going to be able to save the ratings by himself. It has to be a collective effort by WWE.
October 3, 2015
When it comes to television ratings, Vince McMahon is probably one of the most paranoid people in the entertainment industry. It is being said that he is going crazy backstage nowadays because WWE has seen a drop in their numbers. To combat this, the CEO is reaching into his pockets and bringing in the heavy hitters. Brock Lesnar and Undertaker are being added to several episodes of Monday Night Raw.
September 30, 2015
In October, WWE is doing an episode of Monday Night Raw in Dallas. They are hoping to receive a huge spike in the ratings by bringing in some very big name players. Undertaker, Steve Austin, Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels have all been signed for the show. An official announcement has been made by the company that all four of them will be involved in some sort of segment throughout the night.
September 23, 2015