Thought of the Day: Brother Can You Spare A Dime?

“It was worth the $9.99.” No, not really.That’s a line you hear about the pay per views airing on the Network.  Here’s the thing though: when you break it down, it’s FAR cheaper than that.  Think about it for a second.

Let’s say the Network costs $10 a month for easier math. At 30 days, that’s about $0.33 a day. A pay per view runs three hours(ish), or 1/8 of a day. Therefore, a pay per view is costing you five cents a month. Let me repeat that.


I remember when a regular pay per view was $30 a month. Now it’s FIVE CENTS and includes unlimited free repeats, every other pay per view plus a bunch of other stuff. It’s why I continue to shake my head when people complain about the Network’s content. People who complain about it are never going to be happy and I have no idea why they want to watch anymore. It’s clearly never going to live up to whatever expectations they have, so why bother trying? Those people make me shake my head the same way people who rant about how much they hate Raw but never miss a show. It makes very little sense.


  1. Killjoy says:

    Hell, PPV’s got as far up as $55.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Oh I know. $30 is the highest I ever paid for one.

  2. M.R. says:

    I still prefer to watch PPVs at a local pub. It’s free and you can be surrounded by maniacs.

  3. Awesome_Miz says:

    The only problem I have with the Network is one that you’ve pointed out and that’s their “live specials”. I mean it defeats it’s own purpose of watching a show which is A) Already in the video library or B) Will be put on for replay immediately following the show. I mean they can fix that by waiting until 24 hrs or even a week to put the show on replay thus causing for people to watch the “live specials” on that certain time frame they have set for the show(s).

    Rocko Reply:

    Meh. With DVRs/Internet now, TV is just like the Network. You can watch whatever, whenever you want.

    Plus some people just put a live stream on and watch (I don’t but I assume some people do). It’s not like the stream is doing anything harmful.