For the week ending October 17, WWE placed number 5 on YouTube charts with 3,908,946 views. They were number 7 last week.
Here's a link to an interesting story about the viability of The WWE Network. They cite a study that says:
"According to an SNL Kagan report, WWE has done its homework, and thinks it has the potential to be of interest to fully half of America’s TV households. That is about 57 million homes for those of you keeping score at home.
WWE says that about 20% of that group, 12 million or so, are hard core fans who know the wrestlers, are on top of what’s going on and watch regularly on the channels that show it – prominently including USA, ION and SyFy, among others.
40% are casual fans – they’ll watch on occasion, but are not heavily invested in the programming.
The other 40% are what WWE thinks of as lapsed fans – they used to watch some wrestling but have not done so for a period of time, and perhaps could be coaxed back."
WWE says that 12 million homes are hardcore fans? If that is the case, why can't they get four million people to watch Raw every week? That looks like one flawed study to me.
Steven Fernandes reporting. ... WWE.com has a video of JBL shouting at the referees at last night's tapings while they were trying to fix the ropes. Yep, this is how they set an example to not be a bully.
Arda Ocal sent this. ...I recently spoke with current WWE Champion CM Punk about the upcoming WWE '13 video game, his 'Hell in a Cell' opponent, what he'd still like to accomplish in WWE and more. On his 'Hell in a Cell' opponent Ryback and whether he's surprised to face him he said, "I'm glad actually. I think you take a look at Ryback and he's your typical WWE wrestler. He's what Vince McMahon likes. But conversely, my choice was John Cena or Ryback; Cena's had shot after shot after shot. To me, the 'change' I talked about a year and a half ago was about new people stepping up and getting shots, so I'm excited. Its something new, its something different and I can sink my teeth into it." You can check out the full interview by clicking here.