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WWE Survivor Series 2018: Kickoff Match

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Results of the Kickoff Tag Team Elimination Match at WWE Survivor Series 2018: Raw’s Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, The Ascension, The B-Team, The Revival, and the Lucha House Party vs. Smackdown’s The Usos, The New Day, SAnitY, The Colons, and Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson!





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WWE Survivor Series 2018 kicked off with a Tag Team Elimination Match that saw Raw’s Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, The Ascension, The B-Team, The Revival, and the Lucha House Party square of with Smackdown’s The Usos, The New Day, SAnitY, The Colons, and Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson!

  • New Day performed the introductions for each team that comprised the Smackdown contingency for this match.
  • Representing New Day was Xavier Woods and Big E, SAnitY was Eric Young and Killian Dain, and for Lucha House Party we had Kalisto and Lince Dorado.
  • The Colons were eliminated thanks to a Shatter Machine on Epico with the fall coming from Dash Wilder.
  • Kalisto appeared to be hurt before the first fall, and was eventually replaced by Gran Metallik.
  • Karl Anderson pinned Bo Dallas to eliminate B-Team.
  • SAnitY was eliminated when Bobby Roode pinned Eric Young following a Rude Awakening Moonsault.
  • Big E treated Konnor to a “positivity spank” during an abdominal stretch.
  • Big E pinned Viktor to eliminated The Ascension, evening the odds in the match.
  • During the next sequence you can see Kalisto sitting at ringside, on the floor, cheering on Team Raw.
  • Gran Metalik pinnned Karl Anderson to eliminate The Good Brothers, giving Raw 6-on-4 advantage .
  • The Usos used a rough looking tag team combo to pin Lince Dorado and eliminate Lucha House Party. Rough night for 205 Live’s cornerstone trio!
  • EXPLODER SUPLEX BY GABLE ON BIG E, followed by the GERMAN NECKBREAKER BY GABLE ON BIG E!
  • UpUpDownDown on Bobby Roode eliminates Gable & Roode.
  • Super Shatter Machine to Xavier allowed The Revival to eliminate New Day, leaving The Usos and The Revival to finish things off.
  • Following a series of Superkicks, Jimmy Uso connected with a Locked & Loaded Frog Splash to eliminate The Revival, and finish off Team Raw.
  • Smackdown leads 1-0 over Team Raw.

 









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DeMarco’s WWE Raw Rating Analysis (5/20/19): Raw #4-6 Behind NBA

Some obvious (and not so obvious) changes to Raw last night–did it work?

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Greg DeMarco chimes in with your WWE Raw Rating Analysis for the May 20 episode, as Raw faced stiff NBA competition.

The WWE Raw Rating is in for the May 20 edition, and it’s another tale of WWE dominating everyone not named NBA:

  • Hour 1: 2.681 million viewers, .93 rating in the important 18-49 demographic (#4 ranked hour)
  • Hour 2: 2.583 million, .90 in the 18-49 demo (#5 ranked hour)
  • Hour 3: 2.29 million, .80 in the 18-49 demo (#6 ranked hour)
    • 14.6% drop in viewership from Hour 1 (8 PM) to Hour 3 (10 PM)

For comparison, here is last week:

  • Hour 1: 2.576 million viewers, .90 rating in the important 18-49 demographic (#1 ranked hour)
  • Hour 2: 2.391 million, .81 in the 18-49 demo (#2 ranked hour)
  • Hour 3: 2.080 million, .70 in the 18-49 demo (#3 ranked hour)
    • 19.3% drop in viewership from Hour 1 (8 PM) to Hour 3 (10 PM)

(Available via ShowbuzzDaily)

But what does the WWE Raw Rating really mean, Greg?

Let’s take a look at that Top 5: Raw came in at #4, #5, and #6, behind the NBA Western Conference Finals. The game on ESPN came in at #1, followed by their NBA Courtside coverage, followed by the SportsCenter that followed (may have included some of the overtime from the game). The rest of the Top 10 was rounded out by Love & Hip Hop Atlanta 8 (you guys watch this?), Vanderpump Rules, and two more instances of NBA Playoff coverage.

The biggest argument I got into yesterday with some idiots on Twitter was about the NBA vs WWE. NBA Playoff Basketball, much like Game Of Thrones on Sunday, doesn’t present programming 52 weeks per year. That’s a threat, which from a business analysis perspective means it’s a external factor negatively impacting your success that you cannot control.

But since everyone loves to focus on viewership, Raw’s went up. So did their share (the .93 for hour 1 is an example of this), which is more important than viewership as it represents a percentage of the households utilizing television. Hour 2 from this week beat Hour 1 from last week in the ratings, and Hour 3 from this week was within 100k viewers from Hour 2 from last week. And remember, Raw occupied the Top 3 last week.

WWE definitely employed a strategy with Hour 3 this week, as all three major elements of that hour (Mick Foley introducing the WWE 24/7 Championship, The Miz vs. Drew McIntyre with Roman Reigns involvement, and Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston vs. Baron Corbin & Bobby Lashley), were built and promoted throughout the show. This strategy was also used with much success during the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression Eras. It showed some immediate benefits, as Hour 3 saw 14.6% drop in viewership this week against a 19.3% drop last week. WWE also changed the presentation for Hour 3, with Mick Foley’s promise of a dirtier product being accompanied by a different arena lighting package and a darker theme to the standard Raw graphics package. The show as a whole followed Money In The Bank’s theme of a more physical product rooted in more reality. Everyone online is leaning towards the obvious changes (lighting and graphics), but if you look closer you’ll see that the show actually built to all three major elements of Hour 3–and THAT is the real change.

But if color changes are your game, here’s an example:

We’ll have 24-hour YouTube numbers on Wednesday, and we’ll see how it compares.


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Andrew’s WWE Raw Star Ratings (5/20/19)

Do you agree with Andrew’s ratings for Raw?

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Get an early look at Andrew’s star ratings for the May 20 edition of WWE Raw!

Raw had their follow-up to Money In The Bank on Monday, and Andrew has his immediate star ratings. His full report for Raw and Smackdown will be available on Thursday.

  • Sami Zayn vs Braun Strowman: Strowman wins via Running Powerslam – N/A
  • Cesaro vs Ricochet: Cesaro wins via Gotch Neutralizer – ** ½
  • The Usos vs The Revival: Revival wins via Dirty Roll-Up – *** ¼
  • Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs The IIconics & Lacey Evans: Becky wins via Guillotine Leg Drop – **
  • WWE 24/7 Championship Scramble: Titus O’Neil wins – * ½
  • WWE 24/7 Championship: Robert Roode vs Titus O’Neil (c): Roode wins via Roll-Up – N/A
  • Drew McIntyre vs The Miz: McIntyre wins via Claymore – ** ½
  • WWE 24/7 Championship: Robert Roode (c) vs R-Truth: Truth wins via Roll-Up – N/A
  • NoDQ Tag Match: Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston vs Bobby Lashley & Baron Corbin: Kingston wins via Trouble in Paradise – ** ¼

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