This isn't directed at this forum or any user or thread herein, but I have candyasses to cut a promo on.
The weekly ratings are among the most commented stories on wrestling sites week after week, but what is the point of being SO concerned with the number of others watching a show (week in, week out at that!), especially if you're a smark, (thus catering to your tastes is not what draws ratings anyway, though smart writing can do both) and business is fine?
It's as if they're more concerned with what other people watch than they are with what they want to watch, and what sense does that make if they're not getting a check from whatever company? I think it's mostly about using relative ratings (compared to prior times and/or other shows) to argue that their tastes are better business and thus objectively superior, but why should anyone whose tastes do not coincide with the highest potential ratings give a damn what makes others inclined to watch? Further, one can't know if their ideas/vision would do better unless they're being done and doing better (consistently), and to argue such is just to engage in a pointless circle jerk. I think WWE fanatics who relentlessly crap on everyone else's attendance, ratings, frequency of shows, etc. believe that this makes them part of the WWE "winning team" in some way, on top of the "objectively best tastes" thing. If this resembles you, get a life.
The only "job" of the fan is to spend their entertainment and/or wrestling time and money where they think it is best spent. The job of those in the business is to maximize the time and money spent on their company (and themself, as it relates to the talents). I'm not saying there's no place for occasional discussion of changes in popularity, debating the why's and what fors, but to pore and argue over the latest numbers all the time is sick. Life is short, worry about your job and not others'!