According to a new report from our friends over at Lucha Libre Online, WWE RAW reportedly surpassed an average four-million viewers across January 2021, double that of the United States audience.
Michael Morales Torres and Miguel Perez of Lucha Libre Online also stated that SmackDown and WWE NXT averaged three-million and one-million average viewers respectively during the same timeframe.
The numbers for WWE RAW in India reflect a two and a half million viewer increase on the US average across January, with WWE’s emerging marketing one of the largest national consumers of WWE RAW alongside South Africa, Italy, Canada and Germany.
WWE RAW currently airs to India’s mammoth 1.3 Billion population on Sony TEN 1 For English & Sony TEN 3 For Hindi with over 1.1 Billion households consuming a range of Indian channels each week including STAR Utsav, Sun TV, Sony TEN 1 and Zee TV.
WWE has recently seemingly been growing their intention on their emerging Indian market, hosting the WWE Superstar Spectacle a standalone event designed to honour Republic Day [ a national holiday in India designed to remember the day the Constitution of India came into effect turning India into an independent Republic].
The event featured a wide-array of Indian talent including former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal alongside NXT Tag Team Indus Sher and former CWC participants ‘The Bollywood Boys’.
The Superstar Spectacle was main event by a Six-Man Tag Team match that saw Drew McIntyre and Indus Sher take on Jinder Mahal and The Bollywood Boys, with the dominant [at the time] WWE Champion coming out on top.
Since India’s economic liberalisation in 1991 it has gone from strength to strength economically emerging as one of the worlds most dominant emerging markets and a proud member of the BRICK nations [Brazil, Russia, India, China and Korea] identified as the five growing markets with the most potential on the global economy.
In 2019 India contributed towards 3.2% of the worlds GDP totalling a hefty $2.6trn greater than that of Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and South Africa.