Forbes Magazine On WWE Network’s Success, WWE SmackDown! Rating Is In


Alfred Konuwa recently published article at Forbes Magazine about WWE’s third quarter earning report, noting that it proves the WWE Network is a success. Konuwa wrote the following below:

The continued domestic and international growth of the WWE Network (the WWE Network will launch in Germany and Japan in January) will only put more pressure on USA Network—which needs WWE programming to continue to reign as the most-watched cable network—to offer up a lucrative deal during the next round of television rights negotiations. Last time their contract came up, in 2014, WWE had a tough time finding other suitors and was forced to settle for a disappointing TV deal with USA.

Last night’s Halloween edition of WWE SmackDown! recorded 2.171 million viewers. This number is down from last week’s 2.204 million viewers.