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200K of Smackdown’s viewers are FAKE!

200K of Smackdown’s viewers are FAKE!

liamd1916

Cool theory, if only it had absolutely anything to do with how Neilsen ratings work


CleanContrast

Yes, they are not magically able to count exactly how many people have their eyes on a tv screen that is playing SmackDown


SamInPajamas

NGL, as a kid I thought the tv told the stations who was watching. I mean, the station gave information to the TV, so I figured it went both ways. I would even sometimes turn on the scan mode so all the channels got a view and I could feel like I was helping them.


BrettEskin

It kinda works like that now except neilsen isn’t getting that info. Digital cable boxes are sending all that data back to the provider


TheEmeraldOil

You were a good-hearted child. I hope the world has been kind to you.


lage1984

I love this comment


Sarim99

This is sweet, but I'm sorry to break it to you Uce, your efforts were useless since you were probably too young to be part of Le Demo at the time


[deleted]

That's exactly what I thought when the ratings slapfight first started. When it came out that NXT had a huge older audience, I figured it was because younger people were watching NXT on their parents television, and because providers wouldn't have information on kids (I don't think at least but I know fuck all), it skewed the numbers older. I still don't really believe two million people go to their TV every night and program some stupid neilsen box to watch SmackDown. but idk. AEW also had a weirder older audience as well.


goodthing37

The Nielsen audience skews old because watching TV is for boomers. Kids are watching wrestling via YouTube and TikTok clips


Nude-Love

>I still don't really believe two million people go to their TV every night and program some stupid neilsen box to watch SmackDown They don't actually. Neilson take a small sample size and use that data to predict how many people were likely to be watching across the entire country. The amount of people with boxes is miniscule.


Nude-Love

>I thought the tv told the stations who was watching I'm honestly surprised it isn't like that. Surely they have the tech to easily do that?


SamInPajamas

At this point, in our modern digital age, surely. But 20 years ago when I was getting basic local tv over an antenna on the roof, no way


delgatz24

It’s staggering how many people misunderstand how ratings work. I always like to ask, “Oh cool… you’re a Nielsen family? What’s that like?”


NotTheOneAJ

These are the same people that leave their TVs on to boost le dub demo.


not_tha_father

you would think they'd learn since the obsess over the ratings so much


Razzler1973

Smarks obsessed with ratings ... *still* don't understand how it's all calculated


Modano9009

The only other explanation is AEW isn't more popular than WWE.


JinderMadness

No, that’s no it. It’s TV sets fault


kac937

next you’re going to tell me that Kenny Omega isn’t more athletic than every black athlete


TimeStatistician2234

No, its all the offices running Fox at 10pm on Friday. Because businesses definitely keep their TVs and lights on over the weekend, and Fox News views count for Fox


Razzler1973

Did you know??!


lilJamieEllsworth

Nah, that's not it. I can't tell you how many businesses I've walked in and seen dozens of televisions showing syndicated reruns.


ineedsnacksgimmesome

Look at this brainwashed, pathetic Fed Shill over here. *Sends threatening DM*


Razzler1973

Impossible!!


unhallowed90

So, even with 200k fake viewers, they're still doing more than a million viewers more than both AEW shows combined.


TimeStatistician2234

You're not factoring in the 400k shoot fighters that were on the Jericho cruise, and their 400k girlfriends that were not allowed to watch Dynamite until their man returns from his smellventure at sea. Factoring in these numbers, minus another 150k from Smackdown for knowing Vince and aew absolutely obliterated them


i-can-haz-hamberder

SMELLVENTURE AT SEA. Imma need a moment to recover from that one.


kimberlybiggestfan

The only takeaway from this is the dubbalos has a job?


No_Instruction653

That’s how you know it’s bullshit.


brightside21

We have entered the matrix of marks


I_made_a_doodie

Translation: I never leave my basement, and all my info comes from dirtsheet writers and reddit


Razzler1973

I love how this dude really thinks he happened on some amazing story 🙄


ThunderMontgomery

#StopTheSteal


BennyTays50

Putting 😂 throughout 😂 your 😂argument😂doesn’t😂add😂credibility😂or😂mask😂your😂pain


ineedsnacksgimmesome

LMAO WHAT ------SRS😁


hetham3783

lol thanks Virgin *blocked* 😂


crizag

LFG WADE!!!


RogueAIx01

0 companies leave Fox network on. They leave Fox News on, which is a completely different channel


ManateeGag

Most dubalos are too stupid to understand that.


HowCouldHellBeWorse

Wait holdup. Companies in the USA casually have far-right propaganda playing in the office? I am so glad i am not american.


BrettEskin

Cable news is almost always extremely biased in one direction or the other and mostly there for background noise.


cc12321

Most companies have some sort of 24/7 news station playing on a tv in their lunch room or waiting room so their employees or clients have something to watch during any breaks/downtime/etc What news station that is is solely decided on the owner. Fox news and CNN are the two biggest in America I'd presume.


ForwardYak8823

Mine has the weather channel on 247 so whatever ratings they get minus by 230


RogueAIx01

yes. more than you would expect. It's pretty terrible.


HowCouldHellBeWorse

Jesus fucking christ. Honestly every story i ever hear about the usa makes me that little more glad i wasnt born there. My heart goes out to you goofs who have to suffer that shit


No_Instruction653

I take comfort in the knowledge that it’s a little shit everywhere. Grass is always greener on the other side. No place is perfect. All that jazz.


SteveStogers69

Eventually you just tune it out brother, once you do it’s all good


BrettEskin

You need to stop believing the shit you are hearing on the news about America. As much as people consider American cable news “propaganda” many countries news networks deliberately play up every negative story about America as it garners ratings (USA is a draw brother) and makes them look better in contrast.


RogueAIx01

The non-news propaganda shit they show in the evenings like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are pretty much the consistently highest rated shows on TV. It's disgusting and shameful and I am frequently embarrassed to be American.


RogueAIx01

Dear Fox News fans who are downvoting this: Please fuck off. Nobody likes you.


MDVega

\>>consistently highest rated shows on TV \>>Please fuck off. Nobody likes you Genius at work.


ineedsnacksgimmesome

If you guys are gonna start arguing on this stuff i request you please take it out of this sub and to r/news or r/politics or whatever.


MDVega

I can't believe people are allowed to have opinions that contradict ours! It's a literal hell hole.


Vegetable-Arm8488

And all those companies have separate Neilson boxes on each TV


Tsupercalifragilisti

That's how WWE blows up their numbers! Don't you see?! Chemtrails!


Blueday206

Out of those 20 & TNT didn't make the cut? Sure Jan


FridgeLeftovers

Obviously this isn’t true, but I like to think this guy has tried to change all the TVs to TNT but his boss shut him down and acknowledged our tribal chief☝️


domino519

1. That's not how Nielsen ratings work. 2. Very few places leave their TVs on Fox, but rather Fox News.


jjsefton

And they all have Nielsen boxes. It's a conspiracy. C-O-N...spiracy.


Pnex84

Khanspiracy


jjsefton

https://tenor.com/bp3Er.gif


Bat_Cold

I like how loving professional wrestling has grown into coming up with conspiracy theories, because a majority of fans don’t like your preferred promotion.


SaddestFlute23

Dubanon


Farthousejones

Oh my god I can't even....it's too early for this shit today


[deleted]

Thick as pigshit.


discombobulatedhomey

Bet this guy turns on every tv in his house to TNT when Dynamite is on. I’d almost guarantee he does. Legendary dumb ass.


ManateeGag

Because Nieson sends boxes to corporations that have TVs running. And more of those kinds of places run FOX News, now the local FOX affiliate.


TKInstinct

Would Neilsen even run on a channel like FS1 since it's non network?


BrettEskin

Neilsen sends boxes to homes in exchange for a small payment to collect data on what TVs are being watched and what channel. It’s always been debatable whether neilsen is actually getting a reliable and representative sample but it’s the best metric there was for a long time. It’s far less accurate than it once was with so many people consuming content via streaming, also they haven’t been doing the regular Maitenece or due diligence on making sure the equipment is actually being used properly since COVID started. This is the reason they lost certification. There are other methods to collect this data (cable, satellite, and streaming companies have access to much more granular data than neilsen) however in many cases it’s kept proprietary as to gain a competing advantage. This is especially the case with the USA (owned by Comcast along with the rest of NBCU) and TNT (owned by ATT who owns directv and various spin off streaming services) which makes this particular “ratings war” even dumber and less relevant


SteveStogers69

That’s why your local dentist or something is even open on a Friday night lol come on b


FingerStreet

legitimate question, does any other fandom actually care for shit like viewership and demos as much as fucking wrestling fans do?


DonnieRodz

So….It’s almost as if ratings don’t matter as a metric?


tytymctylerson

Uce, wrestling is fun and wholesome and nobody cares about ratings. At least this week. TK might get some fire yay this weekend and start the spicy tweets again.


unhallowed90

Smackdown is moving to FS1 so you know he's gonna get on it. If they got rampage to air live then that might actually do something but you know TNT aren't putting rampage on at 8pm West Coast.


jwt6577

How is it 2021 and smarks still don't get that they don't track ratings through the television?


Tsupercalifragilisti

The absolute cope from this guy who probably also wants the PS Vita numbers of AEW Dynamite lol.


CAPSFTWLOL

Every place of employment is required to be part of Nielsen. It is the law as I am told by very reliable people.


TKInstinct

Do people realize that Fox isn't FS1?


Tigercat01

You guys didn't know that Planet Fitness is a Nielsen household?


AbundantFailure

Theyre just doing rails of Copium now.


Broncotron

that's not how it works that's not how any of this works


Prancemaster

Nobody is watching local fox affiliates 24/7 unless they're in a hospital and it's not already on Ion.


HaniiBluSucks2

[IWC member when he posts a comment with a laughing emoji 😂](https://i.redd.it/idfi0slu6pk21.png)


djdarkside

Well I was in Vegas and lots of tv's at bars had TNT on but that's because all the Dubsters were partying not because a basketball game had just ended.


RaceCarGrin

FAKE VIEWS. SAD.


Absk17

As opposed to good guy dub fans who watch it on half the TV (with the other half for hentai porn). So if you divide the views by half, rampage is akshually doing a million every week.


kevinplaysss

Even if that were true, (which it ain’t) smack down still fucking annihilates aeDUB


DudeMcDude7649

I wanna see people schooling him.


FlyingFootStomp

Remember y’all, they’re the “smart ones” whose intelligence can never be insulted by the Evil Fed.


TKInstinct

Can we get professor Steiner in here to explain?


orchids_of_asuka

I'm sure this person will account for all the work breakrooms TBS will be on when they get demoted there here soon.


daviddigi10

But not muh TNT right


Introduction_Organic

All these fed shills collaborating to hurt the dub.


BigBadMonkeyMark

Many companies except the one which has my favourite wrestling show


SteeeezLord

😭 cope


Kalle_79

So, people rambling about ratings have no idea about how ratings actually work?! Also, how are ratings as a whole still a thing? I mean current technology would surely allow for a much reliable and bigger data sampling than that...


Decetop

Hard to believe someone this stupid has ever received gainful employment.