WWE’s network partners are seemingly happy with the company’s recent changes.
Following the retirement of WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon, the ratings for the company’s flagship program, Monday Night RAW skyrocketed. Most notably, the first post-Vince show with Triple H in charge drew 2.2 million viewers, which is the show’s largest audience in over two years.
According to Fightful Select, several NBC Universal and specifically USA Network officials claimed to be very happy following the shift in WWE programming with one employee going as far as to say the company’s recent viewership numbers are more in line with what the network was expecting when they re-upped with the WWE during the last round of negotiations. Per the report, a source within the company says he never thought that Monday Night RAW would be higher than 2 million viewers on a week-to-week basis, which ended up happening throughout the entire month of August.
Another employee reportedly told Fightful that they tend to watch wrestling more than their colleagues and they couldn’t have imagined a scenario where changes within the company were as drastic as they ended up being in such a short amount of time.
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