WWE have navigated a really tough 12 months in 2020 and have admirably managed to proceed churning out content material regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, as 2020 involves an in depth, it appears as if the corporate should not having fun with the fruits of their labour like they may have.
Monday Night time RAW averaged 1.527 million viewers on the USA Community this week, down 12 per cent from final week’s 1.737 million viewers.
In fact, viewing habits have modified. Again in 2000, some exhibits did in addition to 9 million viewers. Right now, WWE has a fraction of that viewers, however they do have extraordinary attain on YouTube and social media which has developed tremendously throughout that point.
Nonetheless, FOX expects a sure quantity for the cash they’ve invested to safe the rights to RAW. WWE are anticipated to rake in $462 million from USA Community in 2021.
A supply inside WWE stated there had been a giant response to the document low score and furthermore, USA had a response, too.
“USA Community are livid,” the supply stated. “They need extra grownup content material. Not horny grownup, however darkish and violent grownup.”
It’s fairly widespread for followers to romanticise concerning the Angle Period and lengthy for one thing extra racy and intense, however the probabilities of Vince McMahon making a pivot like which can be slimmer than slim.
Mockingly, the anniversary of McMahon making the Angle Period announcement in 1997 simply handed and lots of WWE followers really feel like Monday Night time RAW wants an analogous shot within the arm. Evidently, USA Community feels the identical.
What’s going to that trigger WWE to do? They’ve tried a number of fast fixes over the previous 12 months with RAW Underground, two-out-of-three falls matches, RAW Darkish, Retribution and a number of different concepts which have solely acted as bandages over a gunshot wound.
The supply went on to say WWE are hoping the Royal Rumble can act as one thing of a ‘large reset’ for them, so it is going to be attention-grabbing to see what contemporary instructions the corporate look to go in from there.
SmackDown continues to carry out nicely on Friday nights on FOX. They’re averaging across the 2.5 million mark most weeks and with Roman Reigns and Sasha Banks on that model, it’s simple to see why.