AEW’s Women Have Yet to Main Event Dynamite and Seldom Appear in Other Key Quarter-Hours

The 1st, 5th, and 8th quarter-hours are arguably the most important segments of either two-hour program, AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT. All Elite Wrestling's roster of women haven't main evented any of the 45 episodes in the history of the company's flagship program, Dynamite, which airs Wednesdays on TNT, head-to-head against WWE NXT on the … Continue reading AEW’s Women Have Yet to Main Event Dynamite and Seldom Appear in Other Key Quarter-Hours

WWE Hasn’t Created Strong New IP In Over 15 Years

The rise of John Cena in 2005 was the last time WWE made a star whose value strongly drove consumer metrics. Despite branding all of its talent "superstars", it was the last time the company created a major star, or strong -- what the media industry might call -- intellectual property. I'm thinking about the … Continue reading WWE Hasn’t Created Strong New IP In Over 15 Years

WWE Annual Shareholder Meeting (7/16/2020) Summary

To my knowledge this is the first time the shareholders meeting, which was held virtually this year rather than in-person, has been made available to the public and accessible on WWE's corporate website. The annual shareholders meeting on July 16 opened with a sizzle reel highlighting WWE's business success and brand presence, including many guest … Continue reading WWE Annual Shareholder Meeting (7/16/2020) Summary

Key demo and total audience: What are they and how much do they matter?

The metrics we've followed throughout the last few decades of wrestling television history have changed. In the "Monday Night War" era, amid the competition ultimately won by WWF Raw over WCW Nitro, reports dwelled on TV ratings: a number with one or two decimal places. Those numbers measured a program's total audience. But around the … Continue reading Key demo and total audience: What are they and how much do they matter?