Ratings for Tough Enough drop dramatically

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With the recent allegations regarding Hulk Hogan, the WWE were left with no choice but to remove him from their recently-returned show; Tough Enough.

With Hogan's racist comments having been made accessible to the public, his removal from the show may well have meant that an increase in viewing figures could have been possible through a replacement judge.

Unfortunately for those involved in the programme and those in charge at WWE however, this was not to be the case.


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Although the show has already been criticised on a few occasions for a variety of reasons, it is clear having the show return after such a long length of time has not exactly been a beneficial move.

Ratings decline

Many members of the WWE Universe have been left disappointed with certain contestants being voted off, and the ratings for the past two weeks' shows all but proves the lack of interest wrestling fans have in the programme.

As reported by Cageside Seats, the sixth episode of the season, which aired last week, brought in 980,000 viewers, which was the lowest of the series so far.

That was until episode seven, which was broadcast earlier this week, which had just 856,000 viewers tuning in.

This week's edition saw the woman who tried to wreck WWE superstar Daniel Bryan's marriage to WWE Diva Brie Bella, Chelsea Green, get voted off.

It only takes a brief look at the ratings for the 2015 season to prove that the WWE need to think of something fresh and fast in order to boost the interest they once had with their programming back once again:

Episode 1: 1.20 million
Episode 2: 1.05 million
Episode 3: 1.22 million
Episode 4: 997,000
Episode 5: 1.11 million
Episode 6: 980,000
Episode 7: 856,000

Whether this huge decline in viewing figures is specifically related to Hulk Hogan or not, the WWE will be fully aware that this show has not produced the desired effect they would have been hoping for when deciding to bring it back.

Bad decision 

In addition, the WWE also pulled the plug on their new prank show 'Swerved' after just a few episodes due to what were said to be complaints from talent.

This was another decision which did not go down well with the WWE Universe who tuned in each week to see another side to their favourite WWE superstars and again proves the way the company seems to be struggling to find the right fit for new programming. 

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