Kurt Angle Talks WWE’s Viewership Decline

Kurt Angle Talks WWE’s Viewership Decline

Kurt Angle recently did an interview with Denise Salcedo of Instinct Culture to discuss a wide range of topics.

During the interview, the WWE Hall of Famer talked about how he thinks WWE having no fans in attendance for its television shows – Raw, NXT, and SmackDown, have impacted its viewership numbers.

Monday Night Raw, WWE’s flagship show, has seen numbers fall at a rapid pace and hit record lows since the coronavirus pandemic. Friday Night SmackDown on FOX has also seen a decline from where they started in October, but have rebounded somewhat due to the competition that they currently face.

“I think that crowds are going to make a huge difference.{in regards to ratings} It just sucks that right now all these companies are waiting for that {live audiences} to return. It’s been very frustrating and I know first hand because I worked as a producer in WWE and being in the meetings it just really sucks to not have the fans there.

There’s a lot of things we have to do that are different now so it’s going to take a while. I know we have to wait for this {vaccine} to come through, but it’s gonna take some time. I really think the business will boom afterward. I know the ratings have gone down to an extent but that’s because there’s no fans…”


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