Quotes: Ratings Stunt

The lesson is that when things are hot in pro wrestling, promoters can do no wrong. Booking can be horrible, matches can suck, story lines can make no sense, TV shows and pay-per-views can be letdowns, wrestlers can be falsely advertised, and none of it matters. Because it's hot, fans are going to spend money on the product. Of course, any damage done during this period eventually takes its toll, but to promoters who live only for Tuesday-morning Nielsen television ratings, the only thing that matters is the moment. Unfortunately, a few years later, WCW would learn the other half of this lesson: when things are bad, promoters can do nothing right.
R. D. Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez, The Death of WCW

Seven of Nine learns the art of WWF and takes on The Rock! No Im not blissed out on drugs!... It baffles me to think that this was the highest rated episode of the season either the US audience wanted to witness the moment when Voyager finally (irretrievably) jumped the shark (actually that was Alice & Fair Haven but this is another quality example) or they simply enjoy watching absolute trash. You decide.
Joe Ford on Star Trek: Voyager, "Tsunkatse"