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DeMarco’s WWE Smackdown YouTube Viewership Report (5/28/19)

The WWE 24/7 Championship continues to draw in YouTube views…

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Greg DeMarco’s look at the WWE Smackdown YouTube viewership for the May 28th broadcast!

As we all know, social media and other outlets have become a huge means of drawing in interaction and viewers for WWE. Most people will point to television ratings like they did during the Monday Night Wars in the late 1990’s, however that can be skewed with so many various means of watching today that do not include cable television. As such, YouTube has joined social media as a metric as important to WWE as television ratings (if not more). The weekly WWE Smackdown YouTube Performance Report is a look into that success metric.

As you’ve become accustomed to, here is this week’s WWE Smackdown YouTube Performance Report, compiled overnight Thursday (about 36 hours after Smackdown went off the air), for the 5/28/19 edition of WWE Smackdown:

  • Roman Reigns & R-Truth vs. Drew McIntyre & Elias – 2.653 million views
  • Elias wins the WWE 24/7 Championship – 1.229 million views
  • Triple H vs. Randy Orton promo video – 697k views
  • R-Truth & Carmella on the run – 683k views
  • Bayley vs. Lacey Evans – 680k views
  • Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens – 638k views
  • Heavy Machinery interrupt Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan – 406k views
  • Carmella vs. Mandy Rose – 273k views
  • Charlotte Flair & Lacey Evans spill the tea – 221k views
  • Andrade backstage promo on Finn Balor – 120k views
  • Aleister Black “is waiting” (so are we!) – 88k

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Greg DeMarco’s WWE Smackdown YouTube Ratings Numerical Comparison

Numerical analysis!

  • 5/28 edition of Smackdown: 7.688 million total views across 11 videos
  • 5/21 edition of Smackdown: 7.647 million total views across 13 videos
    • +41k views, 0.5% increase over last week
  • 5/28 Top 5: 5.942 million views
  • 5/21 Top 5: 5.085 million views
    • +857k views, 16% increase over last week
  • 5/28 average: 698k views
  • 5/21 average: 588k views
    • +110k views per video, 18% decrease over last week

Greg DeMarco’s WWE Smackdown YouTube Ratings Analysis

The overall views are up over last week, but that’s done with two less videos. Of course, that also means that the average per video is up, and it’s up over 110k views.

Roman Reigns and Elias are both atop the list once again, but this time Drew McIntyre and R-Truth join the fray. Truth has been money, reaching the Top 5 of every show since winning the WWE 24/7 Championship. He’s performing so well that you have to wonder if they’ll expand the coverage of his championship beyond Raw and Smackdown, with more viral videos at airports, the WWE Performance Center, his hometown in North Carolina. You also have to wonder if he’ll factor in plans outside of the WWE 24/7 Championship, or if they’ll put more focus on that title since it’s doing so well.

Crazy stat this week: The promo package for Triple H vs. Randy Orton came in 3rd, and it’s the same promo we’ve already seen. I don’t know why this is doing so well, but there’s definitely some interest there. I was also sad to see that the Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens showdown, which was hyped for the show, fell just outside the Top 5. It had a million less views than the tag team main event.

My favorite video…Kevin Owens challenges WWE Champion Kofi Kingston!

What did the YouTube results for this week tell you?


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Lars Injured, ICW Champ Passes, UK WrestleMania and More! (6/21/19)

News Involving Lars Injury, ICW Champ Passing, UK WrestleMania and More!

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News here! Lars Injured, ICW Champ Passes, UK WrestleMania and More!

Lars Sullivan Injured

Last week, it had been widely reported that Lars Sullivan had suffered a knee injury. Dave Meltzer has reported that the injury is serious, and could keep Sullivan out 6 to 9 months.

Jason’s Tale

Many say that this is karma. I won’t say if I agree or not. Sullivan appeared to be in line for a big push, but, even with the injury, that could still be the case. The return timeline would put Sullivan on track for a return during WrestleMania season.

ICW Champion Passes Away

According to the official Twitter account of UK bases promotion ICW, ICW Champion, Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum, has passed away at 36. No cause of death was revealed.

Jason’s Take

Another sad and early death in wrestling. Many of you may remember Lionheart as back in 2014 during a match with AJ Styles, his neck was broken in two places, and was thought to never walk, let alone wrestle, again,

Nikki Bella’s In Ring Career Is Over

Wednesday evening, the Bella Twins made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Nikki Bella revealed that he in ring career is over due to a cyst on her brain.

“I really wanted to go back and fight for the tag titles. I’ve always had my neck issues and after neck surgery, it hasn’t been ok. I feel like I needed to get that check up before we went back for the tag titles. I herniated the disc above where I had surgery. I had all this inflammation around the metal and I have a cyst on my brain.”

Jason’s Take

Regardless of what you think of them and their in ring ability, their contribution to the WWE Divas division and the the exposure they brought to it cannot be understated. Sending well wishes Nikki’s way

WrestleMania Coming To A City Near You?

In an interesting note, WWE recently sent out a survey to fans to look at interest in a list of cities that could potentially host WrestleMania in the future. The list of cities include:

— Washington,DC
— Boston, MA
— Toronto, ON
— Mexico City, MX
— Phoenix-Glendale, AZ
— Houston, TX
— Los Angeles, CA
— New Orleans, LA
— Tampa, FL
— Seattle, WA
— San Diego, CA
— San Francisco-Santa Clara-San Jose, CA
— London, UK
— Indianapolis, IN
— Las Vegas, NV
— Miami, FL
— Chicago, IL
— Philadelphia, PA
— Atlanta, GA
— Orlando, FL
— Dallas-Fort Worth -Arlington, TX
— Jacksonville, FL
— San Antonio, TX

Jason’s Take

It has long been rumored that the company has had interest in an international WrestleMania, so it isn’t a surprise to see London on this list. I would expect that we will see a WrestleMania occur their soon.

 

 

 


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Brooke Injured, Tag Teams In AEW, EC3 Unhappy and More! (6/19/2019)

News Involving: Brooke Injury, Tag Teams In AEW, EC3 Unhappy and More!

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Scarlett Bordeaux Released

One of the bright spots on Impact has been Scarlett Bordeaux. However, she is no longer a part of Impact as the company announced today that she has been released. Reportedly, Scarlett had asked for her release a month ago due to unhappiness regarding her pay.

Jason’s Take

I think Impact really dropped the ball with her by not having her be a part of the knockouts division. While I get the fact she is attractive, she also is a very talented wrestler. In the ever present battle for talent between WWE and AEW, I am sure Scarlett will come out a winner.

Tag Team Division In AEW?

One of the many complaints fans and media have had with the weekly WWE product is the lack of focus in the tag team division. On Tuesday, Tony Kahn appeared on the Steven Austin Show podcast and had the following to say about the tag team division in AEW:

“We’re super focused on it. One of the things we’re going to be focused on and something we’re going to do is establish a great tag team division. When we launch our weekly television show in the fall, we’re going to be doing a tag team tournament that’s going to have some of the greatest tag team matches ever on TV. We’re going to be starting that, it’s going to be one of the main focuses of our TV. There’s going to be team’s competing to get a first-round bye in that tournament, which is a big deal. And we’ve got some of the best tag teams in all of wrestling competing for our tag team championship coming up in the fall.”

Jason’s Take

If AEW is trying to do the opposite of what the competition is doing, than focusing on the tag team division is the way to go. Having it a part of weekly television will also be good for ratings, as many fans miss the days of a solid tag team division.

EC3 Unhappy In WWE?

Fans felt that EC3 was destined for big things in WWE, especially after picking up a victory against Dean Ambrose earlier this year. However, since then, the company really hasn’t seemed to have much creatively for EC3. It appears that after Monday’s segment with Baron Corbin and the New Day, EC3 has become frustrated.

Jason’s Take

To me this feels like another instance of WWE not knowing how to properly push an NXT star after they call them up to the main roster. He can talk, he has the look, and he can wrestle, so I really don’t understand where the disconnect is here with WWE.

Dana Brooke Injured?

In news that has been making its way across various outlets, Dana Brooke appeared to be injured during a Main Event taping before RAW when taking on Sarah Logan. Brooke was busted open during the match, and the match was promptly stopped by the referee.  Video is below, but be aware, it is a bit gruesome.

Jason’s Take

Brooke is another talent that I feel the company really hasn’t done anything with since they brought her up from NXT. Many have commented that she has been working hard, putting in the extra time to become a better in ring performer. Here is hoping for a speedy recovery.

 

 

 


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