Mafro wrote:Christ. Always surprised at how low the numbers are.
They always used to be in the hundreds of thousands on sky sports.
I just don't get what benefit sky has from putting it on sky sports, I can't imagine many of the viewers are subscribing to sky sports just for wrestling, surely they should give it a go on an entertainment channel and see how it gets on.
It pads out Sky Sports 5, which would be empty without WWE programming. But sticking it on 5 is only hurting it too, because it's missing on BT and TalkTalk packages, and is more likely to be overlooked even if you do have it.
I think a whole load of factors has led to the state it's now in. YouTube highlights, WWE Network, the programming itself, declining popularity of Sky Sports in general (everything is down; only big Premier League games now pull in a million+), expecting people to stay up until 3/4am on consecutive nights, which with the increase in PPVs on the Network is twice a month, that USA has increased the advertising during RAW to almost 50 minutes...
WWE is dying on Sky Sports, but there seems to be no appetite to save it.
Mafro wrote:Are all the WWE shows exclusively on the sports channels on Sky now?!
RAW highlights air on Sky1 on Sunday mornings; Main Event and abridged Network specials air on Sky Sports Mix.
BAKA wrote:Guess I'm not going in November after all as they're not coming here this year by the look of it...
Yeah it seems pretty light on UK dates looking at it.
Return_of_the_STAR wrote: It appears they've added a Nottingham and Birmingham show to the tour now, if either of these are near you?
WWE November tour
Nov 1 - Glasgow, Scotland (Raw) Nov 2 - Brighton, England (Raw) Nov 3 - London, England (Raw) Nov 4 - Barcelona, Spain (SmackDown) Nov 4 - Minehead, England (Raw) Nov 5 - Madrid, Spain (SmackDown) Nov 5 - Cardiff, Wales (Raw) Nov 6 - Manchester, England (Raw taping) Nov 7 - Manchester, England (SmackDown & 205 Live taping) Nov 8 - Birmingham (Raw) Nov 8 - Dortmund, Germany (Raw) Nov 8 - Leeds, England (SmackDown) Nov 9 - Leipzig, Germany (Raw) Nov 9 - Nottingham (Smackdown) Nov 10 - Hamburg, Germany (Raw) Nov 10 - Milan, Italy (SmackDown) Nov 11 - Mannheim, Germany (Raw) Nov 11 - Padova, Italy (SmackDown) Nov 12 - Florence, Italy (SmackDown)