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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Following the announcement of AEW’s deal with Turner, let’s flash forward to the debut of Tuesday Night Dynamite. With Smackdown moving to Fridays AEW has the night to themselves. And let’s say that they pull in 1.6M fans for their first show, and settle in at 1.3M to 1.5M afterwards. It’s a big if, but it’s possibke. WWE has shed a lot of fans.

Meanwhile RAW is going up against football and sees its viewership decline to 1.7 - 1.8M - reasonable numbers based on the current rate of decline. At that point they are barely ahead of the Khan team.

Does WWE try to counterprogram against AEW at that point? Perhaps by proposing a new Tuesday night show, or getting USA to show NXT on Tuesdays? I just can’t imagine WWE allowing AEW to have the night to themselves and grow their brand. How do you think they respond?

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