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I'm looking right now at post wrestling dot com.
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John Pollock posted a few hours ago.
The ratings for this latest installment of the Wednesday night wars I don't do it is, but I don't say this good Islam Fawn Johnson does podcast partner.
He likes to put that If this is Wednesday night warm, I can't do it.
It's good to see.
So I'm not even gonna try, even though I just did write that So a post wrestling dot com we have and X t but with a big win last night and the ratings were not only did they eclipse a W Dynamite on TNC in total viewers, but they also won the demo.
That night was a since the first day since the first time an ex TV beats a W in the ratings.
This whole thing about the key demo came to light.
Didn't matter when a W was winning the first few weeks.
It wasn't until that first week in X t one were a W.
Wanda 18 to 49 male demographic where it became this huge deal that that's the key demo and A W won the key demo.
And that's how it's been ever since that first, an icy wind from a few weeks ago so that that just annoys may like wrestling media.
They media in general, I guess, but like I'm part of the media, so I don't want to throw it all the media under the bus.
But you know, they it's hard Thio not look at some of the way at the way these reports regarding ratings throughout the last few weeks.
How their how they're worded, how they're angled.
That doesn't make it.
That that just makes you look at it and go man, this reporter clearly has an obvious agenda behind it and the whole demos that was part of it.
Yes, key Demo 18 to 49 is heavy advertising demographic, and next he's been winning the 50 and above Demo.
But apparently that's not important, cause those people aren't easily sold these products, I guess that are advertised them the way 18 49 is, um, but last night was the first time.
And if Si won the key demo in terms of the 18 to 49 demographic, NXC on USA had a total of 795,000 viewers and a 0.
27 in the 18 to 49 demographic, compared to a W at 693,000 total viewers.
And well, maybe I shouldn't say total viewers.
It just says viewers here, and I know that was a big deal.
The other week to total viewers are different from viewers, So let me take the word total out of there a W Dynamite has 693,000 viewers and was 0.
2 points down in the demo at 0.
25 whereas an XY was a 0.
27 now, ever since they were going head to head and ex, he usually has an overrun, and that's, you know, part of that.
That's part of the gig, man, Like my TRO didn't overrun against raw back in the Monday night War era.
So there's all these built in Excuse is where a lot of ah points Ah, well, they're overrun.
Put nxc over the top of blah, blah, blah, man, that's like people just liketo Swiss the ratings for whatever their agenda is for that particular day.
So, um, I will not try and do that.
I'm just here to give you the numbers and ah, just thought aboutthe show's in general.
Ah, so that was so annex he had they had to title matches, which now, after the fact, everyone's like, Oh, yeah, it would have been bad for them if they didn't win Lola Blob.
Never secretly hoping a w would win. Fine.
I know that, um, they had over 100,000 more viewers than a W did.
And they have the next C title championship match first against, uh, the Thai team match that opened down in my With Kenny Omega and Hang Man Paige and featured, you know, like, kind of like another tease for a split.
But they didn't think that we split you.
I do like that story line.
I think it's a good story line.
Ah, interested to see where that goes? I mean, it's kind of like you kind of see where it's going, but they're doing it pretty well.
Like Adam Cole of Finn Balor.
Man can't touch that can touch that.
Uh, what a match.
Now an ex, he saw a major spiking the females between 18 and 49 which was 57% up from the previous week.
This is according to post wrestling dot com ago, John Pollock and females 12 34 were up by 37 a half percent from last week.
Now, yes, the next see women's championship match was the main event.
Uh, I think it should have been the main event.
I don't think there was a doubt that it would be the main event, especially after w be advertised on social media that Adam Cole and Finn Balor will be kicking off the show from the commercial.
No, that matched. Just Beed.
Rhea Ripley did it.
Not like that was a fantastic main event.
Rhea Ripley has been unbelievable for months.
And now this whole survivor, Siri's angle from November and you get her in the myths and she absolutely blew it away like that became one of the biggest stars from that whole angle.
So to Keathley from nxc which, by the way, have ah, a note on him that ah prediction, if you will, on him before I and this Rhea Ripley was just I don't want they pass the torch because Shana Basil has been awesome.
And every time I thought Daisy was gonna get called up to the main roster, she stayed the next C.
I do think this is the time that you do move Bassler up and let Rhea Ripley, uh, run the women's division down an exceed I mean, she came over from the next C u K.
This was the right time to strike, while the Iron's hot Rhea Ripley's Been on a Roll War Games and that's a driver serious like, and the crowd is taken to her.
It's not like the we feel like she's being shoved down our throats like the Rock Woz or John Sr was.
She's a legit bad ass.
I guess you could say on people like that, obviously, especially in their baby faces.
So Ripley's huge Baby face now in an XY and now she's the women's champion, and I think it was the perfect night to do that, the perfect kind of head to head scenario.
And to do that because A W had a stack show to, uh kind of fell a little flat, especially at the end.
But I'm still interested to see where the start order thing goes.
I'm always saying on the straight shooters let it ride out.
Let's see what the story is.
It was definitely It definitely felt flat, though, compared to Annex C.
Now it's it's tough to say that a W can't rebound from this, but, uh, they're not really going head to head next week.
Ah, and that's Christmas Day.
And then the week after his New Year's Day.
A W's got their big show there already stacking it up and the next he's gonna be a tape show again.
So they're not really gonna go head to head live until January 8th.
Ah said I think the January 1st episode is where a w can kind of re take some of that moment.
Um, that a lot of people kind of were out on last night sending ah, me included that didn't really like it, but interested.
See where it goes.
Let's see what they do January 1st and see if they can regain some of that moment.
Um, they had from the next T as they go into the head to head battle on January 8th, because I really don't think it's gonna be a taped episode of NXC on January 1st.
I really don't put much credit.
Whatever is going to come out of that and I in terms of numbers and ratings, so I'm looking forward to see what happens January 8th.
That's the next time that I'm really gonna be heavily invested in head to head and seeing what both shows look like, uh, against each other.
So three guys settle the numbers.
When it came to that, A W's rating for people 50 and above was 0.
27 which is down 7% and exceeds was 70.
36 which is down 5%.
But I mean they've been leading in the 50 and above for every week at this point knows people kind of set in their ways.
You know, if there's another double B product out there, they're more so gonna watch that if they're a wrestling fan than they are a.
W uh Let's see now what a.
W did win was males 18 to 49 which a W.
34 Thio annexed his 0.
3 wound a W also in the females 12 34 0.
11 And both shows that a 0.
28 with people 25 to 54.
So it wasn't like a thrashing or anything like that.
But still, next he came.
I'd like to take over quality show.
A lot of people were hoping a W would win.
There were people saying that the Thanksgiving Eve episode of A W.
Was going to hit a 1,000,000 viewers.
They haven't come close to a 1,000,000 viewers since the first week or two.
So maybe I should stay close.
Maybe they had, like, a 900 some 1000 but I mean, that's That's where I think both shows want to strive to get to the one million work every week.
They haven't hit a consistent basis.
I mean, they were going against the impeachment hearings and the vote last night as well.
Ah, apparently, cable TV news ratings were up huge, so that had a lot to do with the down numbers.
But I'll tell you, man 725,000 for a next T 693,000 for a W.
That's kind of like where they've been at.
That's kind of what they've been averaging.
So who's to say they wouldn't have hit one million if it wasn't for the impeachment hearings? I mean, you could you could make an argument, but you can't say for sure that it would have happened.
Think it's a big win for a next T.
I really think that they had a better show.
They had the better moment, you know, they made Rhea Ripley a star at the most opportune moment if you saw Rhea Ripley for the first time that I want a taxi last night.
That's not just like a one off.
I tweeted this earlier.
It's not a one off.
You're gonna come back and see, like what Rhea Ripley is all about.
And you might want to do that before you even turn back to a W.
So that that's kind of were on that right now.
I think that next T made the right and crowning Rhea Ripley.
Eight of you didn't really crown anyone.
They introduced the Dark order and some some guys that no one really knows.
Joining the dark order.
So now there's gotta be some sort of twist right there in hell Or Turk they don't have any heels, you know, like that Wrestling fans don't wait billing heels.
That's just the way it is.
Especially if they're cool heels.
Um, you gotta like everyone know, uh, people love Samo Joe.
He's trying his hardest to be a hell out there, and he's getting cheered like I don't understand that.
Um, like, I don't do work here like at a wrestling event.
I just kind of like taking all in.
I just don't understand why fans needs a I love the hell in order for them to be a great deal.
Like if they're a great hell, you should not like them.
Maybe things have changed.
I've been watching for 30 some odd years, almost, and that's kind of what I was brought up as so just some of the old of great like Rick Rude was great back in the day.
I was a kid, you know that.
That's the target audience now.
It's kind of like, at least for Ross smack down, maybe not smack down so much anymore because they're all Fox.
But and even though raws on late at night and they've been a little bit more adult oriented since Paul Heyman, I guess, got the book.
You know, there's just been like TV PG for the longest time.
So that's where their products is still kind of geared towards kids.
It was geared towards kids when I started watching that whole Kogan Ultimate warrior at the Top 2019.
I guess it's really hard to make new stars, and I think that's where it comes in.
Even in a w they You have Cody and the young bucks and Kenny Omega, but they're constantly being beaten.
And even though they're the bookers quote unquote per se, You gotta kind of You gotta be gotta have your stars in a w Can't just be one Start Kansas be Jericho, um, which is self on the maybe one of the best rise of his career you gotta have, and I'm warning that so maybe 2028 w will start building towards creating new stars.
Uh, other than Jericho.
I mean, like, Cody's big, but he doesn't feel important.
As important as it can be in a W, they got a few others.
You know, Sean Spears took a sinner from Tony Kahn in the ring last night.
Yes, it was when the show was off the air.
But stuff like that just if this were to may I don't understand that.
Even though it's for the live audience there, Tony Kahn doesn't need to be doing anything in the ring or Yeah, he just these sit backstage, make sure everything has stung like I don't know.
Ah, those were my thoughts on the hole ratings situation.
We got smacked down tomorrow night, I'll be recording a podcast on Johnson tonight.
The straight shooters could get that podcast anywhere you listen, your podcasts.
Like we could have done it without everyone's support.
Continuing to listen to our podcast is one of the first wrestling podcast really out of the Philly area, too.
Don't allow awesome episodes we were doing.
We were doing live commentaries before they became cool.
His great podcasts.
You know they do, They do live commentary is we were doing him before he even started those podcasts.
Ah, not saying he stole from us.
I mean, his I'm sure much for entertaining with his Goetz and his, uh, hard cast brethren.
But Vaughn and I have a good time doing it.
If I could, I would just talk about old shows all the time from like the late eighties and early nineties mid nineties added to their I.
I would just love to do a Bacchus every week on that type of stuff because the current products altogether, I'm including raw smack down a W.
The next e Ring of Honor impacts even new Japan to an extent, um, this not in the work, not hitting the market do Japan's great, and they probably have the more sports, like presentation and matches at any other compared to any other company.
But, uh, they really haven't stuck yet.
They haven't made it smartly.
Haven't made them working in the US At least now I subscribe the New Japan World, um, moving, actually the week of Russell Kingdom's.
So I'm not sure if I'll be able to watch that live.
Even that would be like, really early in the morning, so that's gonna be tough.
But yes, wrestling's in a weird spot right now, or there's a lot of good stuff in the V. A.
They just had their paper labor view into the fire last weekend, and I ordered that, and that was pretty cool.
Um, I don't know.
I think I would just rather talk about old stuff that I love.
I remember everything from like when I grow up, because I watched it like constantly, and now there's so much that I can't watch all of it once and then I think I've developed over the years, don't know if you can develop it or if you always have it, but like some sort of a d d where I can't really watch the whole show from beginning to end because I've always doing something else.
I mean, they're on social media watching the sports locals force running a website.
Yeah, it's It's a lot.
So, um, maybe, ah, next week, maybe I'll go back into the time machine and talk about an old show or something like that.
Let me know what you want me to talk about on here to be current, and maybe I'll go in the past.
I can dish out some Philly sports knowledge.
Uh, what? Uh, my main focus is probably gonna be wrestling, but it's not gonna be limited to that.
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