Wrestling: Ratings news and overview
NXT @WWENXT bests AEW Dynamite in Tuesday night friendly
wrestling ratings war
fans were the big winners, and to the victor goes
the spoils and bragging rights.
loaded up NXT episode averaged 921,000 viewers.
NXT was a strong victor over AEW Dynamite.
averaged 921,000 viewers across the USA Network, up
7.5% from last weeks episode. It's the biggest audience
total for the show since September 25, 2019, which
was the second week that NXT aired via the USA Network.
Dynamite averaged 609,000 viewers on TBS (formally
Turner Broadcasting Systems). Down 23.9% from last
week and is the lowest viewership total the show has
done since June 18, 2021. That episode was moved to
Saturday due to NBA playoff coverage. This is the
lowest viewership Dynamite has ever done when airing
head-to-head against NXT.
drew a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demo, up 36.4% from
last week. It's the 4th-highest rating in the history
of the show, trailing only the first three weeks that
NXT aired on USA.
did a 0.26 rating in 18-49. That's down 7.1% from
last week and is the lowest rating the show has done
since June 28.
compared to the same week in 2022, NXT was up 25 percent
in overall viewers and up 100% in 18-49. Dynamite
was down 38.1% in overall viewers and down 18.8% in
to one week last year when both shows aired head-to-head
on Tuesday night, NXT was up 36.2 percent overall
and up 66.7 percent in 18-49. Dynamite was down 19&
in overall viewers but steady in 18-49.
that's the the head to head, current and historicial
bigger picture the sustainability of the pro wrestling
industry and the leading promotions. The WWE has been
in business for over half a century. AEW since January
1, 2019 (announced via 'Being The Elite').
is the brainchild of Tony Khan who is a lifelong fan
of pro wrestling and the son of one of the world's
most successful and wealthy businessmen, Shahid Khan.
Michaels is the Senior Vice President of Talent Development
Creative, responsible for both creative and development
WWE is part of the TKO Group.
McMahon is Executive chairman and Ari Emanuel is CEO.
Khan is the President of WWE, part of TKO Group Holdings
(NYSE: TKO), a publicly traded global media company.
to joining WWE, Khan was the Co-Head of Television
at CAA where he represented the biggest names and
entities in sports media negotiating billions of dollars
in media rights deals.
joined WWE in 2020 and helped lead the company to
record revenue and profitability in 2021, 2022 and
2023. Khan began his career as a practicing attorney.
Triple H Levesque is the Chief Content
Officer of WWE, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE:
Chief Content Officer, Levesque oversees the Companys
Creative Writing, Talent Relations, Live Events, Talent
Development and Creative Services departments.
Dunn, Executive Producer & Chief, Global Television
Dunn, a fixture at WWE for more than 30 years, can
trace his roots in the television industry to his
early childhood. His father, Dennis Dunn, served as
Executive Producer of Intermedia Productions, a program
producer and syndicator first commissioned by Vince
McMahon, Sr. to handle all WWE production beginning
in 1972. After learning the ropes of the TV business
at his fathers knee and through more formal
education at Towson State University, Dunn was hired
full-time by Vince McMahon, Jr. in 1984. He functioned
as an associate producer of all domestic WWE programming
from 1984-1987. During this period, Dunn had the rare
opportunity to hone his producing and directing skills
on some of the landmark telecasts in wrestling history.
He was an integral part of the production team which
brought a radical concept called WrestleMania from
the drawing board to reality. This event not only
signaled the dawn of the modern wrestling era, but
it also served as a benchmark for the later development
of the entire pay-per-view industry.
Schleimer serves as Chief Financial Officer, TKO since
September 12, 2023. He has also served as Deputy Chief
Financial Officer of Endeavor since February 2021.
He will also continue serving as Chief Financial Officer
of UFC, having served in that position since September
2016. From July 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Schleimer
served as the Executive Vice President & Chief
Financial Officer of Digital Turbine, Inc. (Nasdaq),
a provider of end-to-end solutions for mobile technology
companies to enable advertising and monetization functions.
fans and wrestlers have traditionally enjoyed wrestling
wars (for ratings, talent and out of the ring excitment,
while rival promoters look to lure the world's greatest
talent to their promotion.
the wrestling wars are a real competion depends upon
who one asks. They are essentially in the same line
of business. WWE's been at in much longer and has
far developed media, marketing and historicial connections
and fanbase. AEW is somewhat of a challenger brand
but has yet to fully capitalize on their vast resources
wrestling war provides extra opportunities for wrestlers,
wrestling management and well as more fodder for those
who report and watch the unique form of sports entertainment
(a phrase coined by super promoter Vince McMahon).
can be made and lost in and around the pro wrestling
industry as one time WCW (World Championship Wrestling)
and short-term WWE exec Eric Bischoff can attest to.
Bischoff runs a popular wrestling podcast, '83 Weeks'
(83 weeks largely on top of the pro wrestling world)
, where he breaks down the industry ups, downs and
news bytes, drawing upon his vast experience with
more than his fair share of both hits and misses.
Bischoff has proclaimed he wants to see both promotions
do well, as well as see the industry thrive as a whole.
fans of wrestling engage in tribalism, which sees
them sometime engage in unhealthy and sometimes disrespectful
interactions, be it with other fans or even wrestlers
and promoters. Some fans and others around the industry
can attract nicknames such as "marks" -
not understanding the industry very well. When fans,
wrestlers and industry players make too many serious
mistakes that can attract "heat", meaning
they become not well liked or thought of. In exteme
cases wrestlers can be "black-balled from working
for the larger promotions.
in the U.S exploaded in popularity after the 18611865
Civil War, with catch wrestling eventually becoming
the most popular style. At first, professional wrestlers
were genuine competitive fighters, but they often
struggled to draw audiences because Americans did
not find real wrestling to be very entertaining, so
the wrestlers quietly began "faking" their
matches so that they could give their audiences a
satisfying spectacle. Fixing matches was also convenient
for scheduling. A real ("shoot") match could
sometimes last hours, whereas a fixed ("worked")
match can be made short, which was convenient for
wrestlers on tour who needed to keep appointments
or who needed to share venues. It also suited wrestlers
who were aging and therefore lacked the stamina for
an hours-long fight. Audiences also preferred short
matches. Worked matches also carried less risk of
injury as a general rule, which meant shorter recovery.
Altogether, worked matches proved more profitable
than shoots. By the end of the 19th century, nearly
all professional wrestling matches were worked.
a real sport, it is widely understand that most pro
wrestlers at an elite level are in fact some of the
world's greatest athlete, along with their cousins,
mixed martial artists, who compete in promotions such
as the UFC, ONE Championship and PLF. Some wrestlers
enjoy careers in both disciplines, but that would
account to a very small percentage of performers.
WWE's Vince McMahon is widely regarded as the most
successful pro wrestling promoter of all time.
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subtle message, whether its intentional or not.
Is. Going to WWE is a step up. Going to AEW is a step-down.
It just is what it is. Its just perception is
reality. It is. And what is that? What is that message?
First of all, who does that message land on the most?
Whos most affected by that message, and guys
like MJF? Not everybody thats in has the potential
of ever seeing the inside of a WWE arena unless they
buy a ticket to go watch. Some. Okay. Some. MJF is
one of them. There are probably others. Sammy Guevara.
Perhaps Ricky Starks. Perhaps. and there may be others,
but of the 178 people on that roster, youre
talking about a handful of people that really have
the potential of going there. Many of them have already
been there and spent decades of their career there.
So its just what it is. It may hurt to hear
it for some people, but its true. Thats
the message that matters the most. So when Ricky Starks
or an MJF their deals are coming up, and they look
at what happened to Cody. They look at what happened
with Jade. Assuming it goes well, and Im pretty
sure it will. Thats when that message matters.
The rest of it doesnt go to so much of the talent.
It really wont matter because theyre not
going to be in that position. But the people who are
or will be or think they will be are going to hear
that message loud and clear. - Eric Bischoff
via 83 Weeks
war moves to videogaming, eSports arena! Enter NWA
to tackle WWE 2K20; AEW
hot on the trail with Omega's Japanese based gaming
connections says Media Man agency
to release videogame headlined by Chris Jericho, Jon
Moxley and Cody Rhodes
Games Official Website
of N64 No Mercy connection with Japanese game developer
Man agency expresses interest to assist global
campaign; United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand
et al; Target audience, positioning and website traffic
Is Jericho helping keep potential customers up
to date in gaming, pop culture and wrestling news
Is Jericho - Talk Is Jericho primed to give report
when the time is right
AEW top brass are well aware of the significant demand
for a quality All Elite Wrestling themed game. Keep
checking the AEW
official website and
Facebook for more details.
followers of the AEW promotion will be aware of the
promotions history in the gaming world, namely Kenny
Omega and the Young Bucks attending the CEO
themed Facebook launched by Media Man Group; Inspired
by Rolling Stone, MTV and Chris Jericho's 'Web Is
Jericho launches Web Is Jericho - August 2019
Man Group Ramps Up Gaming, iGaming, eSports, Sports
Betting, Poker and Daily Fantasy Sports Coverage With
Extra Social Media Channels; Facebook, YouTube, Twitter
Omega to perform at New Japan Show on June 29 at CEO
Gaming in Daytona Beach, Florida - May 2018
Media expansion continues for Media Man Group; Facebook
pages for Magazine, Technology, Bloggers, Europe,
Drinks, Boxing, Asia Pacific, Streaming and more
wrestlers to be featured in RetroMania Videogame -
videogames, gaming, casinos (land based and online)
will be key drivers of Bitcoin and Blockchain says
Media Man agency
Elite Wrestling poised to become game-changer - 26th