What does WWE get paid by USA Network for airing NXT?
Wrestling media focuses too much on linear viewership trends. It's allows us to see a mirage of consequence that isn't really there.
This follows up on the recently posted WWE SWOT Analysis. STRENGTHS (INTERNAL -- HELPFUL) Leadership with credibility in sports and media: AEW President Tony Khan’s credibility from working for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC was likely a great help to allowing AEW to get TV deals in the U.S. (WarnerMedia) and the U.K. (Sky … Continue reading All Elite Wrestling SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
How will WWE’s Thunderdome production affect the company’s financial outlook? WWE's new "Thunderdome" production, which debuted Friday, is the company's latest response to slumping ratings of Raw and Smackdown. Those two programs, highly valued by NBCUniversal and Fox, respectively, have been challenged for at least a few years, but have been especially hit since the … Continue reading WWE Q3 2020 Estimate: Enter The Thunderdome
This year and last year, the popular pro-wrestling focused subreddit r/SquaredCircle (also known as “Wreddit”) distributed the "Wreddit Census" survey. r/SquaredCircle boasts more than 500,000 subscribing members (almost three-times that of WWE's official subreddit). EDIT: This article previously incorrectly stated that the WWE official subreddit is newer than SquaredCircle. It is not. WWE's subreddit was … Continue reading What Wreddit’s Census Tells Us About Wrestling Program Engagement: WWE, AEW, NXT, ROH, Impact