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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

AEW SVP Chris Harrington talks about the wrestling business

9/26/2021
Mookie visits Wrestlenomics! Former Wrestlenomics co-host and current AEW SVP of business strategy visits Brandon Thurston to discuss the latest current events related to All Elite Wrestling and the wider TV industry. A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings reports and analysis almost every weekday - Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data points Just $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Follow...

Duration:01:20:23

WWE and AEW's different visions of talent

9/19/2021
The introduction of NXT 2.0 on Tuesday highlighted how talent development for WWE and AEW seem to be diverging into to increasingly different visions. Plus the latest in TV ratings and ticket sales. A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings reports and analysis almost every weekday - Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data points Just $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Follow Brandon on Twitter:...

Duration:01:16:28

AEW draws 200,000 PPV buys for All Out

9/12/2021
AEW All Out sold more than 200,000 pay-per-view buys. Smackdown at Madison Square Garden set the record for a live gate for any Smackdown taping in company history. WWE isn't being sold. WWE and AEW are coming to the new UBS Arena in Long Island. A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings reports and analysis almost every weekday - Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data points - Emergency audio and...

Duration:01:03:39

All Out weekend

9/6/2021
AEW seems likely to break its PPV record with All Out. The future of NXT UK might be in question. Vaccine requirements at Arthur Ashe Stadium and on the Jericho Cruise. Latest in Google web search trends. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss all that and more. A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings reports and analysis almost every weekday - Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data points - Emergency...

Duration:01:06:09

Needle movers

8/29/2021
Dynamite and Rampage do huge ratings with the first appearances of CM Punk. Roman Reigns says he's a needle mover. Becky Lynch says she's Rebecca Ratings. Plus, drama reportedly surrounding the development of WWE's next major console game. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss all that and more. A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings reports and analysis almost every weekday - Viewership Spreadsheet with...

Duration:01:15:12

CM Punk is back in pro wrestling

8/22/2021
A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings reports and analysis almost every weekday - Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data points - Emergency audio and more! Just $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Follow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGullo Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Read...

Duration:01:35:05

AEW Rampage debut, Smackdown prelims

8/16/2021
There's confusion over WWE Smackdown's fast affiliate rating after many markets preempted for NFL preseason games. AEW Rampage debuted on the same night. The Rhodes to the Top and Heels are set to debut. CM Punk seems set to debut in AEW. Meanwhile, Dynamite falls back under 1million viewers with the return of MTV's The Challenge. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss all that and more. A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business....

Duration:01:09:57

NXT getting overhauled following more WWE cuts

8/8/2021
More cuts by WWE to NXT talent closed the week. And reports followed of Vince McMahon directing a new philosophy when it comes to recruitment and developmental. Meanwhile TV viewership for AEW Dynamite was over 1 million for the fourth straight week. And there continue to be signs that Raw and Smackdown viewership is stabilizing above the level of the final Thunderdome episodes. Subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV...

Duration:01:17:31

AEW's United Center ticket sell fast, WWE budget cuts

8/1/2021
CM Punk's debut in AEW seems imminent as the United Center is nearly sold out after presale. Bray Wyatt is released, reportedly telling talent it was due to budget cuts. Plus the latest on viewership and ticket sales from Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo. Wrestlenomics' Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings analysis and original reporting - Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data points - Emergency audio and more! Just...

Duration:01:23:49

Week 2 with WWE back on the road

7/25/2021
Early Smackdown ratings show the bump the show got last week has been reduced in half, but this week was against the opening of the Olympics. We predict the ratings for Raw, an update on live event business, a preview of the WWE Q2 report on Thursday, and more! Wrestlenomics' Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings analysis and original reporting - Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data points - Emergency audio and more! Just...

Duration:01:20:05

Live events are back

7/19/2021
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the week's news in wrestling business as Smackdown did strong rating for the first WWE event at full capacity since March 2020. Raw is next on Monday. Dynamite in its second show on the road exceeded 1 million viewers. Dynamite at Arthur Ashe Stadium in September will be AEW's most-attended event ever; meanwhile plenty of tickets remain for Smackdown at Madison Square Garden. Plus, WWE's deal with Hulu is nearing the end of its term, according to...

Duration:01:20:33

WWE Raw sets a new low ahead of touring

7/12/2021
Raw on Monday had its lowest viewership ever. But how much will ratings improve when live fans are back in attendance? Meanwhile, AEW Dynamite had its first show back on the road this past Wednesday. Plus, an update on ticket sales. Wrestlenomics' Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings analysis and original reporting - Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data points - Emergency audio and more! Just...

Duration:01:09:17

How will the return of fans affect ratings?

7/5/2021
Will the return of live fans bring a short-term of sustained improvement to ratings for wrestling programs? Plus, updates on ticket sales, TV ratings, and Google web search. Impact Wrestling recorded its lowest rating ever on AXS TV, but errors in program guides might be a factor. AEW Dynamite returns to its normal time-slot. And WWE Raw approaches all-time lows again. Wrestlenomics' Patreon is a must for understanding wrestling business. Subscribers get: - TV ratings analysis and original...

Duration:01:04:38

Return to touring draws nearer, more WWE releases

6/27/2021
The return to touring for WWE and AEW is only a week away. We look at how ticket sales are going for the first events back on the road. Plus more on AEW's investment into gaming. Dynamite has its last preemption before returning to its normal Wednesday slot. And we dive deep in cagematch data and look at who had the most matches and wrestled for the most promotions over the last several years. Payhip link for Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2020: https://payhip.com/b/69Sp...

Duration:01:01:13

Myths about AEW's financial state

6/21/2021
A feature on Tony Khan this week in Forbes indicated AEW isn't profitable yet, and has made a major investment in the gaming industry. We have an update on how ticket sales are going as WWE and AEW return to touring. AEW Dynamite on Fridays might give us some hints as to what the viewership of Rampage will be when AEW's second show debuts. 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:01:24:00

WWE as a meme stock, post-Covid ticket sales

6/14/2021
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo early indications of ticket sales for WWE and AEW as fans return to events. WWE became a meme stock on Wednesday, resulting in an increase in the stock price that sustained through the end of the week. No Showbuzz Daily needed. We have a viewership update on all wrestling programming on major network. Plus a look at the effect Total Divas and Total Bellas might have had on female viewership as it appears those reality series may be finished. Payhip link...

Duration:01:16:47

Double or Nothing 2021 was AEW's 2nd highest-selling PPV

6/7/2021
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss PPV buys for AEW Double or Nothing and how much revenue it generated compared to the Revolution, the company's previous pay-per-view event. Plus more on speculation of a WWE sale, TV ratings trends, the most searched for names and companies in wrestling, and news of a lawsuit by IWTV against GCW. 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...

Duration:01:05:59

WWE and New Japan reportedly discuss working relationship

5/31/2021
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss reports that WWE president Nick Khan is pursuing an exclusive working relationship with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Tony Khan then responded on Friday night ahead of AEW's Double or Nothing pay-per-view event. 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:00:52:06

WWE returns to live events, more AEW/TBS details

5/24/2021
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the latest in wrestling business news. WWE will return to live events in July, beginning in Texas. More details about AEW's 2022 move to TBS. Plus, the revenues (and costs) related to the Zombie Lumberjack Match. 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...

Duration:01:10:42

AEW returning to live events

5/16/2021
Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss AEW's announced return to touring in July. Arena Mexico is reopening to fans as well. Showbuzz Daily may be down but we still have all the viewership numbers. Plus, is Don Callis still an EVP for Impact Wrestling? 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...

Duration:01:04:21