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Wrestlenomics Radio focuses of the economics of the pro-wrestling industry. The podcast is hosted by Brandon Howard Thurston (@brandonthurston) and formerly Chris "Mookie" Harrington (@mookieghana). We discuss pro-wrestling business news and key metrics for companies like WWE, NJPW, ROH, Impact, Luc…

Wrestlenomics Radio


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    A dramatic All Out presser, WWE Clash at the Castle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 117:57


    With a special Monday record time, we cover a big Labor Day weekend for wrestling. All Out ends a run of three events just outside Chicago for AEW with explosive comments from CM Punk. Brandon reports on his live experience at All Out. WWE has their first pay-per-view event in the UK since 1992 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.Brandon Thurston, Jesse Collings, and Chris Gullo talk about those stories and more.Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjgVs0larZATune in to Wrestlenomics Radio every Sunday at 11:00 am ET at https://youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsPatreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsPodcast: https://wrestlenomics.com/podcast/Website: https://wrestlenomics.comBrandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonChris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloJesse Collings on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JesseCollingsWrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics on Instagram: https://instagram.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics merchandise: https://store.postwrestling.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Secretary of Labor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 58:11


    Andrew Yang tweets notwithstanding, does WWE really have the rights to its talent legal names? Vince McMahon is reportedly threatening to punish talent unless they stop using third-party monetized platforms like Cameo and Twitch. What's motivating this move? Brandon Thurston explains. Then, will NXT move away from its head-to-head competition with AEW Dynamite on Wednesdays? Does USA Network really want to compete with AEW as much as WWE does? All that and more. Plus, a theory on how some wrestling booms work. Maybe star power wasn't the only major factor. Read Brandon's written work at wrestlenomics.com Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Follow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurston Support on Patreon: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Estimate the Thunderdome

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 57:25


    TV production for WWE likely just got more expensive with the introduction of the Thunderdome. Brandon Thurston explains his latest estimate of WWE finances for the remainder of the year. Plus, it was an unusual week in TV viewership as Raw and Smackdown did their biggest audiences in months, NXT ran unopposed, and AEW was preempted into other time-slots. Which Japanese wrestling companies are profitable? Not many of them, and New Japan greatly outpaces them all. Finally we close with a prediction about what the wrestling business will look like a few years from now. For Brandon's written work visit http://wrestlenomics.com Follow Wrestlenomics at http://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Follow Brandon at http://twitter.com/brandonthurston Support on Patreon on http://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    No off-color comments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 46:35


    The ThunderDome Era of the Coronavirus Era is upon us. How much will it cost WWE? I don't know. How much will it eat into WWE's profits? We'll get an idea soon. How hyped is Kevin Dunn about drone cameras? Very. As AEW is bringing ticketed fans into Daily's Place, we consider where Japan was with COVID-19 when New Japan decided to bring fans back into venues. Who's a draw and why is it sometimes a bad question? All that and more. Signup now for the Wrestlenomics Patreon today. You won't be charged $5 monthly until October 1: https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics Why is Orange Cassidy Popular? https://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2020/08/20/why-is-orange-cassidy-popular/ Read Brandon's latest written work at https://wrestlenomics.com Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wrestlenomics Follow Brandon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/brandonthurston Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Passive engagement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 70:20


    "The people who would supposedly never stop watching beginning to stop watching. Brandon Thurston looks at the results of the Wreddit Census from 2020 and 2019 and how they may be an informative supplement to linear TV viewership data. What will happen if the timing of WWE and AEW's TV rights negotiations end up coinciding a couple years from now? Plus, a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of WWE and AEW. Visit wrestlenomics.com Follow Brandon Thurston at twitter.com/brandonthurston Follow Wrestlenomics at twitter.com/wrestlenomics" Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    The Best of WWE Excuses

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 39:01


    After helping WWE complete major increases in the value of its U.S. TV deals, WWE has hired Nick Khan to be its new President and Chief Revenue Officer. His hiring, and the introduction of other executives like new CFO Kristina Salen, comes as TV viewership is in unprecedented decline and there's ambiguity whether the popularity of the brand is being hindered by COVID-19, or by some broader problem with creative. Plus, a study of quarter-hour data shows there are certain quarters that are likely to gain viewers. Unlike NXT's women's roster, women on AEW's roster seldom appear in those viewer-friendly quarters. Are women in AEW not put in those positions because they're not over, or are they not over because they're not put in those positions? For more visit wrestlenomics.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    WWE Q2 2020 Earnings Report: Compelling Content

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 50:11


    Avid reader of SEC filings Brandon Thurston breaks down the WWE Q2 2020 earnings report as only he can. We look at all the news as the company was even more profitable than the market expected, leading to an increase in shares in after market trading. Plus: How did Vince McMahon respond to questions about declining TV viewership? Online merchandise sales are way up. Live Event business is almost non-existent to due COVID. Yet the company is more profitable than ever. In fact, WWE is so profitable that executives (yes, those very executives who cut costs and laid off workers in April) are thinking about resuming the company's stock buyback program. For more, go to wrestlenomics.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Why Comcast should buy WWE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 85:54


    How should we read TV viewership declines in 2020? How low do viewer metrics have to be for it become a concern for WWE's TV partners like Fox and USA Network? Plus, Brandon Thurston lays out an argument for why the acquisition of WWE by Comcast (while unlikely) would be in the best interest of partners, shareholders, and fans. Referenced in this episode: Ad Age Remotely: WWE Chief Brand Officer on pivoting during the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAgAyqBNHwg Vince McMahon's 1991 letter in The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/1991/07/14/sports/backtalk-world-wrestling-federation-answers-body-slams.html For more information, go to wrestlenomics.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    The life and times of the key demo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 67:33


    What matters when it comes to wrestling TV viewership? Brandon Thurston talks about the coveted key demo, total audience, and TV rights fees. The number of wrestlers working 10 or more matches for major companies exploded in recent years. What does it mean for independent wrestling? Plus: Stephanie McMahon talks about the gender pay gap, Florida takes the lead in COVID19 cases, NBCU launches Peacock with WWE content, a preview of the upcoming WWE Q2 earnings report, and more. For articles and resources from the leading source for wrestling business analysis, visit wrestlenomics.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    WWE has a new Chief Financial Officer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 57:52


    The foremost independent expert in pro-wrestling business, Brandon Thurston breaks down the most pressing news stories of the week. *Comments from Paul Levesque downplay WWE's COVID test results as reportedly more than 30 people test positive for the virus, and cases rise in Florida. *WWE announces the hiring of a new Chief Financial Officer, former Etsy CFO Kristina Salen. *WWE viewership doom watch: detailed insight on viewership for the big programs and an explanation about why it's unlikely the current TV deals will change any time soon. Take the Pro-wrestling Favorability Survey at wrestlenomics.com. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    The scales of Moxley and Cena

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 57:36


    What can we learn from Google web search data related to the biggest stars in WWE and AEW? Why is the linear wrestling audience so old? Is it representative of the actual consumer base or skewed by media choices? Plus, Brandon Thurston goes into detail talking about research he recently did breaking down the quarter-hour data in the Wednesday night competition between NXT and AEW. More for written articles and resources go to wrestlenomics.com Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Wrestling before and after COVID: Speaking Out movement, COVID19 testing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 39:22


    We go through the facts from the news transpiring from the Speaking Out movement, as numerous stories of sexual assault and other misconduct where made public in the past week. Then, as many as 30 people within WWE reportedly have contracted COVID-19 after the company has declined to administer COVID testing until recently. Visit wrestlenomics.com for Brandon Thurston's latest written work and access to a great collection of data and resources related to the wrestling business. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    Class-action lawsuit against WWE over MENA TV rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 72:36


    We learned of an update in the complaint filed by a pension leading a class-action lawsuit against WWE. The plaintiffs claim WWE and its executives failed to disclose information to stockholders as the company’s deal with Middle East North Africa TV partners OSN ended early, and an attempt to make a deal with Saudi-owned MBC faltered. Numerous stories of abuse and sexual misconduct in the wrestling industry have appeared online in what’s being called the #SpeakingOut movement. Plus the latest on COVID-19, as a talent tests positive, NJPW returns to events, and Dragon Gate is set to have its first event with fans, in July. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    The importance of new stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 58:19


    Wrestling stars who spike business usually do so soon after being elevated to main event status for the first time in their career. We explore this and the news of the last week or so, including: -New Japan announces its return to events -Triple H on why WWE isn't doing COVID-19 testing, and his new executive title -MLW signs with DAZN -The new free tier for the WWE Network means the end of free trials -Was WWE Network really as profitable as Stephane McMahon said recently? References: Stephanie McMahon “CMO Moves” interview: https://soundcloud.com/user-204678039/stephanie-mcmahon-cbo-of-wwe-staying-slightly-ahead-of-the-curve Paul Levesque pre-NXT Takeover media conference (via Fightful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaAYXe3sDmg Paul Levesque post-NXT Takeover media conference (via Fightful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr4v6AtrDxI COVID-19 country data: ourworldindata.org Florida Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429 WWE proxy statement 2019: https://otp.tools.investis.com/clients/us/wwe/SEC/sec-show.aspx?FilingId=13989063&Cik=0001091907&Type=PDF&hasPdf=1 MLW signs deal with DAZN: https://www.f4wonline.com/mlw-news/mlw-signs-us-streaming-deal-dazn-312911 Vince McMahon email to staff: https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=136910 Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    A letter to white innocence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 34:14


    As people across the U.S. protest racism and police brutality, we divert from the usual focus on wrestling business. Audio clip sources: -Xavier Woods, UpUpDownDown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmmTyEmCZpE -MVP, Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia: https://youtube.com/watch?v=-QQM4xcLMU0 -James Baldwin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwhNWPLVF-Q | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAmL3F5uylo -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xsbt3a7K-8 -Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, “Tears We Cannot Stop”: https://www.audible.com/pd/Tears-We-Cannot-Stop-Audiobook/ -Toni Morrison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2txzMkT5Pc -Nikki Giovanni: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikpa5o3cu3Y -Malcolm X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_uYWDyYNUg Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

    The business of Wrestlemania 38

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 103:44


    More than 65,000 fans were in attendance for Night 1 of Wrestlemania. WWE, as always, announced a bigger number. Brandon Thurston is joined by Jesse Collings who subs in for Chris Gullo this week, to discuss WWE president Nick Khan's recent media appearances leading up to Wrestlemania.Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnobp6bLYgQA subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com!Follow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics Discord: https://postwrestling.com/discordRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Triple H retires as wrestler, continues as executive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 85:21


    "Triple H" Paul Levesque announced his retirement as a wrestler this week and discussed his future as a WWE executive. We look at Wrestlemania attendance as the two-day event is a week away. Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo go over ticket sales for other live events for Wrestlemania week.Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKdnzMenQRQA subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com!Follow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics Discord: https://postwrestling.com/discordRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    WWE responds to MLW's antitrust lawsuit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 68:38


    WWE responds to MLW's antitrust lawsuit. We have an updated breakdown of viewership demographics by race. Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo talk about WWE introducing a new class of Performance Center recruits.Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SIKjAkgt18A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com!Follow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics Discord: https://postwrestling.com/discordRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    AEW Revolution PPV buys, WWE2K22 is released

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 65:03


    AEW Revolution pay-per-view business. WWE2K22 is a pivotal release for the partnership with Take Two. Plus, Tony Khan says he will book Ring of Honor. Vince McMahon and Nick Khan get raises. And we look at what Apple TV+'s new deal with MLB tells us about the outlook of media rights fees for wrestling.

    Tony Khan buys ROH, Vince talks to McAfee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 107:24


    Tony Khan bought Ring of Honor. Vince McMahon had his first live interview since 2014. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo look at AEW's pay-per-view and streaming potential ahead of the Revolution event tonight. Plus, a breakdown of the latest Google Trends data for major wrestling companies.Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHr918NI-bIGet the Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2021 by becoming a patron at https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics or buy it individually at https://payhip.com/b/po9tM.A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com!Follow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics Discord: https://postwrestling.com/discordRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    AEW SVP Chris Harrington talks wrestling business ahead of Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 46:53


    "Mookie" Chris Harrington, All Elite Wrestling's Senior Vice President of Business Strategy, and the creator of Wrestlenomics, talks with Brandon Thurston ahead of the AEW Revolution pay-per-view this Sunday.Just $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com!Follow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Wrestlemania attendance outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 65:01


    Vince McMahon and Steve Austin are likely to have matches at WrestleMania as about one-third of the inventory of tickets for the two-day event are still left to be sold.Plus we look at AEW Revolution tickets and consider a report that the secondary market is going to make a half-million dollar profit on resales.Get the Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2021 by becoming a patron at https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics or buy it individually at https://payhip.com/b/po9tM.

    Cody Rhodes leaves AEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 82:42


    One of the founding members of All Elite Wrestling moves on, as Cody Rhodes and AEW announced this week the former is leaving the company. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss what might have led to his exit and what his future, likely with WWE, may be like.Plus, WWE stock continues to climb and outperform the market. Brandon's new financial estimate argues WWE will need live streaming distribution as a component of its next live broadcast rights deal.Video version: https://youtu.be/IND2UFvicbQGet the Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2021 by becoming a patron at https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics or buy it individually at https://payhip.com/b/po9tM.A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com!Follow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics Discord: https://postwrestling.com/discordRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Estimating how much revenue AEW makes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 85:18


    We estimate All Elite Wrestling made about $84 million in revenue in 2021. Brandon Thurston breaks down AEW's revenue sources and how much he believes the company made in 2021 and 2020.Plus, Brandon and Chris Gullo discuss whether YouTube view data or quarter-hour viewership is a better indicator of interest in TV segments.Video version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94tGj_zcLoIGet the Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2021 by becoming a patron at https://patreon.com/wrestlenomics or buy it individually at https://payhip.com/b/po9tM.A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com!Follow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics Discord: https://postwrestling.com/discordRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    WWE Q4 2021 and full year earnings report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 121:28


    WWE reported its Q4 and full year 2021 earnings on Thursday. The company made more than $1 billion in revenue and $180 million in net income for the year, both new records.Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo go into depth on comments of Nick Khan, the few words from Vince McMahon, and all we learned about WWE's business and its outlook going forward.Get the Wrestlenomics Pro Wrestling Industry Report 2021 by becoming a patron at patreon.com/wrestlenomics or buy it individually at https://payhip.com/b/po9tM.

    WWE Q4 2021 Earnings Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 106:29


    Brandon Thurston is joined by MJ from NJ to preview WWE's next earnings report and conference call, coming up on Thursday after the close of the market.This podcast is an edited audio version of the YouTube live stream version of this podcast, which was longer and had a few audio issues: https://youtu.be/k3myNNQX-gg

    Who will buy WWE's next-day rights?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 85:32


    WWE president Nick Khan spoke with the Sports Business Journal this past week, days before the outlet also reported Disney+ Hotstar acquired WWE Network rights in Indonesia. As terms for next-day rights to Raw and Smackdown, currently held by Hulu, near expiration, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the possible suitors for that content.Plus, some news about WWE possibly outsourcing its live events capabilities and about AEW's relationships with advertisers.

    New Japan back on AXS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 85:49


    New Japan returned to AXS TV this week and we have the exclusive ratings breakdown for the program as well as the final airings for New Japan in 2019. We'll look at how the New Japan TV audience might differ from Impact and others in wrestling.Raw and NXT will be preempted due to the Olympics for two weeks in February. Plus, we take questions from our subscribers.Video version: https://youtu.be/tIyxI05kOLAA subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com!Follow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsWrestlenomics Discord: https://postwrestling.com/discordRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    MLW files a lawsuit against WWE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 83:22


    MLW filed an antitrust lawsuit against WWE on Tuesday for allegedly interfering with MLW's deal with Fox-owned streaming service Tubi. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo spend the entire episode breaking down the legal complaint and the outlook of the case.Video version: https://youtu.be/Dr-9f9PZthsNew Wrestlenomics merchandise is available now at https://store.postwrestling.com!Get brand new Wrestlenomics mugs and, for the first time ever, Wrestlenomics T-shirts!A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    The dismantling of Triple H's NXT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 90:33


    Many of "Triple H" Paul Levesque's allies were let go from WWE in the same week Bron Breakker won the NXT title and kicked over a yellow "X" that symbolized the brand's prior era.New Japan Pro Wrestling comes back to AXS TV in a block with Impact on Thursday nights. New episodes begin in March.Plus, AEW Dynamite debuts on TBS. We look at the quarter-hour breakdown.

    Black Saturday ratings myth, early Wrestlemania PPV buys with Bix

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 95:00


    David Bixenspan joins Brandon to for a special bonus episode to discuss some retrospective Wrestlenomics topics that Bix has written about recently, including WWF pay-per-view buys and the TV ratings for WWF's "Black Saturday" run on TBS, and more.Read David Bixenspan's written work: https://babyfacevheel.substack.com/Follow Bix on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidbix/

    The diversity of AEW's roster and audience

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 81:05


    *Brandon's conversation with David Bixenspan mentioned in this podcast that wouldn't fit in the episode is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utE9AHetcmkFormer AEW wrestler Big Swole criticized AEW's diversity on Friday, leading Tony Khan to defend the company on Twitter. We look at the data on how often wrestlers of color, including Black wrestlers, appear in main events on AEW's weekly TV programs compared to WWE, as well as other data related to the diversity of those companies' rosters and audiences.Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss live events and Gullo's personal experience at the WWE house show in Buffalo this past week.A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    2021's biggest stories in wrestling business

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 130:27


    2021 was the year of Nick Khan and Tony Khan (no relation), both of whom gained influence in the industry. WWE president Nick Khan sold U.S. WWE Network rights to Peacock. The former CAA agent made numerous other licensing deals as WWE revamped its talent development vision. Meanwhile, AEW CEO Tony Khan led All Elite Wrestling to overcome NXT in the Wednesday Night War. “TK” signed CM Punk and Bryan Danielson as Dynamite's 18-49 rating inched closer to Raw.Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the Pro Wrestling Tees data breach, the top YouTube videos of the week, and what Succession and Yellowstone might teach us about the wrestling business.A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseBrad Copping: https://soundcloud.com/brad-copping-3/christmas-2021Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    2022 predictions, AEW in mainstream press

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 77:33


    As 2021 draws to an end, we make some predictions for 2022. Will Ring of Honor run a show next year? What will WWE and AEW TV ratings be?Plus, Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss some mainstream media articles related to AEW's recent TV ratings, the history of DQ finishes across companies, and NOAH and DDT parent, CyberFight, reported a net loss for its fiscal year.A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon Thurston on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio: https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    The flow of talent from AEW to WWE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 87:54


    AEW and WWE's views on talent development appear to be diverging. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss WWE's announcement of college athlete signings to its new NIL program. Meanwhile Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly are possibly on their way out of WWE. Plus discussion of ticket sales, TV ratings, the friendship between Nick Khan and The Rock, and more!

    DVR viewership, WWE's NIL program

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 90:26


    We study live+same-day TV ratings, but what about DVR viewership? How do Raw, Smackdown, Dynamite, Rampage, NXT, and Impact TV ratings compare when including delayed viewing?Plus, WWE this past week introduced a new NIL program to recruit college athletes. And we look at who are the wrestlers and wrestling companies that are searched for most often on Google.Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the week's news in wrestling business, related to WWE, AEW, and more.

    WWE's Brooklyn upfront, Young Bucks' extension, Vince's egg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 89:10


    Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the week's news in wrestling business, including:WWE's upfront with advertisers in BrooklynVince's egg lifts the Raw TV ratingYoung Bucks extend their AEW contractShowdown at UBS Arena draws nearWWE programming leaving J SportGame Changer Wrestling sells out Hammerstein BallroomFormer WWE CFO Kristina Salen's separation agreement

    WWE talent releases, AEW Full Gear PPV buys, EPL rights deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 80:23


    Take a quick Wrestlenomics survey to help us better understand our audience: https://forms.gle/qG1gnBXVzY6CzWA67We have a report on AEW Full Gear PPV buys, as well as how much revenue the event generated overall.Meanwhile WWE released another set of talent this week. What does it mean for the industry in general and the independent scene?Plus, we explore how other sports properties have increased their U.S. TV rights fees while their viewership has also decreased over time.

    AEW Full Gear business, WWE financial outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 92:13


    - Following AEW's Full Gear pay-per-view, we try to estimate how much revenue All Elite Wrestling might've grossed. - A deep look into WWE's financial outlook, according to Brandon Thurston, and compared to how stock analysts expect the company to perform.- We new report from parent company Bushiroad indicates stable revenue for the division that includes New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Stardom.- Plus, we look at the numbers to answer whether Impact Wrestling's relationship with AEW helped Impact's TV ratings? A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsJust $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics Radio:https://wrestlenomics/podcast/https://www.postwrestling.com/subscribe/Subscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits: “Save Me by Claus Appel” https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-me | License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Talent releases and CFO transition after WWE Q3 earnings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 99:55


    Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo debut the podcast on the POST Wrestling network, giving an introduction to Wrestlenomics before diving into the WWE Q3 earnings report and the fallout that followed.A subscription to the Wrestlenomics Patreon is a must for understanding the wrestling business. Subscribers get:Nearly daily TV ratings reports, the most in-depth analysis published anywhereContinuously-updated Viewership Spreadsheet with 15,000+ data pointsSubscribe now for just $5/month: http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrestlenomicsRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic Credits:Save Me by Claus AppelLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/8383-save-meLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    The end of Ring of Honor as we know it

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 93:45


    Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the latest in WWE and AEW live event news. Then Brandon is joined by Lavie Margolin to talk the news that Ring of Honor will release all its wrestlers and run no events during Q1 2022, as ROH parent company Sinclair Broadcasting looks to cut costs.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/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic credit:Local Forecast by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/3989-local-forecastLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Preemptions and NJPW business

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 93:58


    Coming off the 30-minute Friday night war, a replay of Smackdown airs on Fox head-to-head with AEW Dynamite on Saturday. Bushiroad's recent public filings give us an update on New Japan Pro-Wrestling's financial state amid the pandemic. Plus, we look at how wrestling programs in the U.S. rank among television generally.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/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comMusic credits:Retro Gamer 2 by Mikael HellmanLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5836-retro-gamer-2License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license1000 Words by Philip RiceLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/6804-1000-wordsLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Fast Nationals for Smackdown and Rampage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 84:59


    "The 30-minute war" on Friday night between WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage has concluded. We have news of the fast nationals for each program. Conspicuously only total viewership numbers are available and not 18 to 49 ratings. We unpack what that might mean. Plus Miz & Mrs. was renewed by USA Network. And we discuss the members of WWE's board of directors.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/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Smackdown vs. Rampage: The 30-Minute War

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 79:26


    For the first time, a portion of a main roster WWE program will run head-to-head against AEW. WWE Smackdown, preempted to FS1 next Friday will be an extra 30 minutes, meaning it will overlap with the first half of AEW Rampage on TNT. We'll also discuss fast nationals for Smackdown and Rampage last Friday, the MLW Fightland special on VICE, the latest Variety article on the wrestling business, 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 audio and more!Just $5/month:http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Q3 2021 TV ratings and ticket sales trends for WWE and AEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 81:42


    The latest in TV ratings, ticket sales, YouTube views, and Google web search for WWE, AEW, Impact Wrestling and other companies as Q3 2021 comes to an end. Brandon Thurston and Chris Gullo discuss the latest in wrestling business news.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/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    AEW SVP Chris Harrington talks about the wrestling business

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 80:23


    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 pointsJust $5/month:http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    WWE and AEW's different visions of talent

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 76:28


    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 pointsJust $5/month:http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    AEW draws 200,000 PPV buys for All Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 63:39


    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 more!Just $5/month:http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    All Out weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 66:09


    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 audio and more!Just $5/month:http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    Needle movers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 75:13


    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 15,000+ data points- Emergency audio and more!Just $5/month:http://patreon.com/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsSubscribe to Wrestlenomics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD_WfonwdEwz91hcv3MhsogRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

    CM Punk is back in pro wrestling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 95:05


    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/wrestlenomicsFollow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonThurstonFollow Chris Gullo on Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisGulloFollow Wrestlenomics on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrestlenomicsRead Brandon's written work at https://wrestlenomics.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/wrestlenomics-radio2532/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

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