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Wrestlenomics Radio focuses of the economics of the pro-wrestling industry. We discuss pro-wrestling business news and key metrics for companies like WWE, NJPW, ROH, Impact, indies and more.

Wrestlenomics Radio focuses of the economics of the pro-wrestling industry. We discuss pro-wrestling business news and key metrics for companies like WWE, NJPW, ROH, Impact, indies and more.

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United States

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Wrestlenomics Radio focuses of the economics of the pro-wrestling industry. We discuss pro-wrestling business news and key metrics for companies like WWE, NJPW, ROH, Impact, indies and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

What NHL on Turner means for AEW

5/2/2021
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss how Turner's acquisition of NHL games might affect AEW's Wednesday night timeslot on TNT. We look at the latest in viewership, the popularity of WWE, and online video viewing as April 2021 comes to an end. Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2020: https://payhip.com/b/69Sp ($6) Or get the 2020 report as part of your $5/monthly support at patreon.com/wrestlenomics where you can get access to the Wrestlenomics Viewership...

Duration:00:59:37

WWE Q1 2021, MLW coming to Vice

4/25/2021
Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2020: https://payhip.com/b/69Sp ($6) Or get the 2020 report as part of your $5/monthly support at patreon.com/wrestlenomics where you can get access to the Wrestlenomics Viewership Spreadsheet, plus many other locked posts including exclusive analysis, data, and reporting. Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGullo Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter:...

Duration:01:03:59

Big ratings in the first week of the post-war era

4/19/2021
A big week for TV ratings: AEW got its second-highest total audience ever, NXT had its first week in its new permanent Tuesday slot, Raw had a big audience for its post-Mania episode, Miz & Mrs. is back with new episodes, plus Impact and Smackdown. WWE put out its annual proxy statement, disclosing information about executive compensation and ownership. And Brandon stumbles across an SEC filing that sheds light on WWE's biggest customers and possibly NXT's TV rights fees. Payhip link for...

Duration:01:01:39

Wrestlemania 37, Undertaker NFTs, Nick Khan comments

4/12/2021
Wrestlemania ticket sales, Undertaker NFTs drop, the Wednesday Night War ends, Nick Khan comments and star development and international expansion. Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2020: https://payhip.com/b/69Sp ($6) Or get the 2020 report as part of your $5/monthly support at patreon.com/wrestlenomics where you can get access to the Wrestlenomics Viewership Spreadsheet, plus many other locked posts including exclusive analysis, data, and reporting. Follow Brandon...

Duration:01:18:03

NXT moves to Tuesday, extends USA deal

4/4/2021
This week's topics, discussed by Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo: - WWE announces NXT will move to Tuesday nights beginning April 13 on USA Network. - NBCUniversal and WWE have also extended their deal to broadcast NXT on the USA Network. Current terms expire this fall. - ROH COO Joe Koff quantifies viewership - WWE announces DraftKings deal - WWE Q1 earnings report announced for April 22 - Wrestlemania ticket sales update - Is Kenny Omega chasing away viewers? Female viewers? - Is violent...

Duration:01:09:46

WWE Network launches on Peacock

3/29/2021
Brandon Thurston is joined by Chris Gullo to discuss the latest current events in wrestling business: Wrestlemania ticket sales, WWE Thunderdome moving to Yuengling Center (fka USF Sun Dome) in Tampa, WWE Network launch on Peacock, Impact moving to Thursday, NFL TV deals finalized, the announcement of Rhodes To The Top, AEW is running its first house show, the latest Wrestlenomics survey, plus Google Trends research with Python. Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report...

Duration:01:21:07

Requiem for goodwill

3/14/2021
AEW broke its pay-per-view sales record for Revolution last week Sunday, but also delivered a disappointing ending to the show. What does it mean for goodwill? WWE's reportedly looking to put more than 40,000 fans in attendance for each night of Wrestlemania. Will it really happen? Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2020: https://payhip.com/b/69Sp ($6) Or get the 2020 report as part of your $5/monthly support at patreon.com/wrestlenomics Follow Brandon on Twitter:...

Duration:00:50:28

How viewership would be affected if NXT moves to Tuesday

3/8/2021
"How much will NXT viewership increase if it moves to Tuesday? How much would AEW viewership improve if it's unopposed? How much would Impact Wrestling's viewership suffer if it goes head-to-head with NXT? We have examples from August and September that give us some clue. Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2020: https://payhip.com/b/69Sp ($6) Or get the 2020 report as part of your $5/monthly support at patreon.com/wrestlenomics Follow Brandon on Twitter:...

Duration:00:51:48

Tubular media ecosystem

3/1/2021
With the U.S. version of the WWE Network set to migrate to NBCU's Peacock on March 18, we revisit, perhaps one last time: Was launching the WWE Network and cannibalizing pay-per-view worth it? Plus, interesting results related to the Wrestlenomics Net Promoter Score, WWE CFO Kristina Salen is interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, and more. Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2020: https://payhip.com/b/69Sp ($6) Or get the 2020 report as part of your $5/monthly...

Duration:01:01:51

Final verdict on WWE Network

2/22/2021
With the U.S. version of the WWE Network set to migrate to NBCU's Peacock on March 18, we revisit, perhaps one last time: Was launching the WWE Network and cannibalizing pay-per-view worth it? Plus, interesting results related to the Wrestlenomics Net Promoter Score, WWE CFO Kristina Salen is interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, and more. Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2020: https://payhip.com/b/69Sp ($6) Or get the 2020 report as part of your $5/monthly...

Duration:01:03:16

TV ratings literacy

2/14/2021
How does one read TV viewership data in a world of shifty eyeballs? We revisit trends of wider linear TV viewership and compare them to that of wrestling's viewership. New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced a deal recent with Roku. What does it means for NJPW and what does it tell us about their media strategy? Plus, WWE employee morale takes a hit as the company freezes raises and promotions while recording record profitability. Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2020:...

Duration:01:05:27

WWE Q4 & full year 2020 earning report

2/7/2021
WWE's year began with executive upheaval, faced a pandemic, but still had the most profitable year in its history. Brandon Thurston unpacks the latest WWE earnings report and conference call. Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Read Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.com Support on Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Support this podcast at —...

Duration:01:11:16

Welcome to the flock

2/1/2021
WWE deal rights to the WWE Network in the U.S. to NBCUniversal's Peacock. Is it worth it? Could it still be a good idea to offer Wrestlemania as a stand alone pay-per-view? Plus, your questions! Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Read Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.com Support on Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Support this podcast at —...

Duration:01:51:50

Banking model of pro wrestling

1/24/2021
NBCUniversal announced NBCSN is closing at the end of this year. What does this mean for WWE and NXT in particular? How much revenue does WWE stand to generate for a two-day Wrestlemania with limited capacity at Raymond James Stadium? And finally, what the work of education philosopher Paulo Friere can teach us about the pro wrestling industry. Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Read Brandon's...

Duration:00:44:05

Pop culture extravaganza

1/17/2021
Wrestlemania will have fans in attendance, April 10 and 11, at Raymond James Stadium. Former WWE co-presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson open investment firm. What's WWE popularity like in India ahead of the Superstar Spectacle program? WWE CFO Kristina Salen was interviewed as part of the Consumer Electronics Show. Who are the most searched-for wrestlers in WWE, AEW, and NJPW? All that and more! Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on...

Duration:00:54:33

No chance in hell

1/11/2021
NJPW has an India TV deal. A media deal in the U.S. and U.K. seems imminent. WWE Raw scores big ratings for its Legends Night program. Vince McMahon has countersued Oliver Luck. What does MLB's apparent downgrade in TV rights fees from ESPN mean for the sports rights market? Linda McMahon contributes millions to her Trump super PAC. Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Read Brandon's written work at...

Duration:00:40:54

Cable makes wrestling richer than ever

1/3/2021
This week we explain how the modern wrestling media economy works and just why cable TV gives WWE and AEW so much money for rights fees. Plus, Covid prevalence in Japan and Tokyo are on the rise as Wrestle Kingdom approaches. And WWE Smackdown gets a huge lead-in on Christmas day, followed by normal viewership on New Years Day. Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Read Brandon's written work at...

Duration:01:03:54

Year 2020 retrospective

12/27/2020
This week's episode opens with some memories about Brodie Lee (Jon Huber). Through a compilation of clips from earlier episodes of Wrestlenomics Radio, we take a look back at the unforgettable year of 2020, the challenges brought by Covid, the changes in the wrestling industry, and more. Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Read Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.com Support on Patreon:...

Duration:01:32:00

More fans than ever

12/19/2020
WWE Raw hit a new viewership low on Monday, but what does it mean in this evolving media landscape? What does it mean for the USA Network? Brandon puts WWE viewership and popularity in context. In case you missed it, former Wrestlenomics co-host and current AEW VP Chris Harrington and Brandon talked about Wednesday night minute-by-minute viewership here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlMHWoIo35Y Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter:...

Duration:00:46:29

Code of Champions

12/12/2020
AEW Dynamite had stronger viewership than the more heavily hyped episode the week before. We analyze the ratings for Impact, AEW Dynamite, and WWE NXT this week. How close is AEW getting to the numbers put up by WWE Raw? Plus: NXT India coming soon, age demographic breakdowns, NXT Takeover reception, the Code of Champions, pure Performance Center projects, and more. Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter:...

Duration:01:05:31