Re: FOX wants NXT
It. Won't. Matter.
Or it will help AEW. I mean it will have WWE fans in front of the television looking to watch wrestling at the same time as AEW is on another station. In a NXT lull this fan might flip over to AEW.
Also NXT is taped 4-5 hour shows at a time. Will Fox want it taped live each week to go head to head with live AEW? AEW will be 2 hours, NXT is one hour - either you have a situation where NXT ends and there is still an hour of AEW programming for this fan to then flip over to, or NXT will need to expand to two hours.
And that 2 hour expansion is a problem with in itself - it's another hour of time commitment wwe is demanding from it's viewer. Right now I can be a AEW fan, sit down and watch the totality of it's program and storytelling in two hours a week. If I want to keep up to date and immersed in the totality of the WWE storylines, which you do in order to understand the PPV's and new talent and cross brand feuds and the like - you have 3 hours of Raw, 2 hours of SDL, now two hours of NXT, one hour of 205Live (not counting NXT UK and Main Event) that is 8 hours a week and then a monthly PPV that is four hours. 36 Hours a month time commitment from WWE or 8 hours for AEW.
WWE is WAY too demanding. Top television shows of all times, the ratings giants were all 1 hour a week 30 weeks a year offerings. Do you think a new fan is going to look to jump into the WWE television show when they need to watch 8 hours a week, 52 weeks a year?
Last edited by DetroitRiverPhx; 07-18-2019 at 10:16 AM.