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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.10
Lucky us, they did it again last night!



MOST WATCHED SHOWS
LAST WEEK ON NETWORK
1. Legends House (Episode 2)
2. RAW Pre-show
3. Legends House (Episode 1)
4. WrestleMania 30
5. RAW Backstage Pass
6. WWE Main Event
7. WWE Slam City
8. WWE Hall of Fame
9. Warrior: The Ultimate Legend
10. WWE NXT

OK, what can we learn from this week combined with what they revealed last week?

1. They had to take "WWE" out of "Legends House" to add the episode numbers - this doesn't mean anything other than I noticed it.

2. Some repeat entries from last week's list - Legends House (Episode 1 was #1 last week) and "Warrior: The Ultimate Legend" (#9 last week) were probably more on demand than any live-streamed encores...well, I'm assuming they each had some but admit I don't pay MUCH attention to their schedule

2B. WM XXX (#2 last week) would probably be more on-demand both weeks

2C. As "appointment television," shows that I believe to be predominantly consumed in the live stream, repeats include Legends House (#1 last week), RAW Pre-show (#7), RAW Backstage Pass (#10), Main Event (#5) and NXT (#8). Interesting (but possibly meaningless) that both Main Event and NXT were lower on the chart this week compared to last week.

2D. ...which leaves the new entries: Slam City (really?) and "WWE Hall of Fame" - but didn't they show at least four different Hall of Fame specials in the live stream last week? Are they combining them into one entry?

3. That's really another thing when you don't have the full context of the numbers BEHIND the chart - you tend to have to make them up yourself and it can be pretty easy to try to twist what info you DO have to fit whatever theories you're trying to put across. When WrestleMania makes the Top 10, how MUCH of WrestleMania counts as a "watch" towards "most watched?" Are people just watching Brock pin The Undertaker? Just Bryan tapping Batista? Are they watching entire matches? The entire show? Do all the people doing all those different things count the same? We don't know. Again, this is something that will really help WWE out if they can get from raw analytics to exploitation and monetization - it's GOTTA be more useful than manipulated trending topics on Twitter, for sure.

4. I guess I just gotta start watching Legends House and decide for myself if it's really a program which could hang onto the #1 slot two episodes in a row or if WWE is just trying to work us and traditional televison (see last week's theory that they're trying to stick it to everyone who passed on paying a rights fee to air it on THEIR channel)

Well, that's what I take from it. How about you?

Want to predict what next week's slide might look like if they share it with us? Three slots for three episodes of "Legends House?" Surprise entries for Superstars and the Smackdown pre and post show? Not bloodly likely? I hear you. Keep talking!

(edited by CRZ on 29.4.14 1608)


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I was one of those tuning into WM XXX ... though yeah, I watched it on demand, so it probably doesn't count towards this.
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RE: The live stream. I don't keep up with what WWE schedules every day for their stream, but I would assume that for the week, Legends house episode 2 was shown more times on the live stream than Legends House episode 1? So couldn't the number of times the shows were repeated on the live stream throughout the week have an effect on where they land on the list, if we're assuming WWE counts the total number of viewers for all times shown?



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.59
Yeah, this is a mess. Only Legends House specifies episodes. Which Slam City is getting watched? (Trick question. No one is watching Slam City.)



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.55
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Well, that's what I take from it. How about you?
If they are goosing these numbers, if not outright totally working them, I think it would benefit them to throw in something kind of random next week to see the response. Like, in the "What Did You Jusat Watch?" thread, the first real Extreme Championship Wrestling episode being up was mentioned. So why not make #4 "ECW Hardcore TV #72" and have Cole say "Wow, King, people were really flocking to that vintage ECW episode!" or some garbage like that? Or go all corporate synergy and throw last year's Extreme Rules on there so Cole can say "Wow, King, people were taking advantage of the Network's archive of special events to catch up with last year's exciting Extreme Rules!" "I'll tell you, Michael, that Beast Brock Lesnar vs. HHH cage match was something!" Or go really random and put an old WCW show on there and have Cole say "How about that, JBL, the WWE Universe watching Bash at the Beach 1999 this week! How do you explain that?" and have JBL say "I dunno, Maggle, that shit's pretty weird, man."

    Originally posted by CRZ
    Want to predict what next week's slide might look like if they share it with us?
Of course I do!

MOST WATCHED SHOWS
LAST WEEK ON NETWORK
1. WWE eXtreme Rules
2. Legends House (Episode 3)
3. WWE eXtreme Rules pRe-show
4. RAW Pre-show
5. WWE Slam City
6. Legends House (Episode 2)
7. RAW Backstage Pass
8. WWE NXT
9. WWE Main Event
10. WrestleMania 30
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
    Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
    Like, in the "What Did You Jusat Watch?" thread


Damn you all.

Nobody gets more mainstream press than the Iron Sheik. You would think that between their love of attention and the success of Legends House they would find away to get him on there weekly. Even if it's just a show watching him make Tweets.

Also, with the success of The Warrior documentary doing a monthly documentary on somebody might be a good idea, unless they still rely on DVD sales and want to save them for that.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.27
Slam City got a bump this week because it featured Mark Henry in a penguin suit, which went a little viral on social media.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.63
    Originally posted by CRZ

    2D. ...which leaves the new entries: Slam City (really?) and "WWE Hall of Fame" - but didn't they show at least four different Hall of Fame specials in the live stream last week? Are they combining them into one entry?

    (edited by CRZ on 29.4.14 1608)


I assumed "WWE Hall of Fame" was still this year's Hall of Fame. Not that hard to believe since so many people are still supposedly watching the Warrior documentary. But Slam City is six episodes now. Combining them into one category seems weird. And I'm not that surprised people are watching it. I mean, some people are letting their kids watch, right?



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.44
The fallout has begun.

Our local Buffalo Wild Wings has posters up announcing they will no longer be showing WWE events (formerly PPVs) as DirectTV won't carry them due to the network.

It's cool having the network, but will miss all the crazies screaming together in the place, counting down the Rumble clock together. Saw a WrestleMania there and Punk winning at MITB '11.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.18
    Originally posted by dwaters
    The fallout has begun.

    Our local Buffalo Wild Wings has posters up announcing they will no longer be showing WWE events (formerly PPVs) as DirectTV won't carry them due to the network.

    It's cool having the network, but will miss all the crazies screaming together in the place, counting down the Rumble clock together. Saw a WrestleMania there and Punk winning at MITB '11.


The smart move would be for BWW (or some other chain) to work out a deal with the WWE where they could legally show PP....er, specials (never getting used to that) to their patrons. Like officially sponsored parties! T-shirts for the first 50 or so people who show up, prediction contests with prizes......it could work.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.44
I'm not sure why they couldn't just subscribe to the Network and throw it up on the screen.

They show games on Fox, ESPN, etc.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.27
    Originally posted by dwaters
    I'm not sure why they couldn't just subscribe to the Network and throw it up on the screen.

    They show games on Fox, ESPN, etc.
I'm pretty sure it has to do with licensing. These establishments pay a certain price for the license to broadcast the shows. They're pretty hefty, from what I gather.



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