WEC 35 Ratings
August 15, 2008
Dave Meltzer gives the ratings and analysis for the recent WEC show in the print version of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
The latest ratings lesson comes from the 8/3 WEC show on Versus. The show did a 0.5 rating and 423,000 viewers, doing a 0.4 in Males 18-34 and 0.8 in Males 35-49. Itâ€™s the same numbers WEC was doing for non-Faber headlined shows before the 6/1 blowout. So even coming off a hugely successful event, the base regular WEC audience hasnâ€™t changed. Most expect the next show with Faber to do a better number, but the hoped for upping of the profile of the company making a ratings difference for a normal show didnâ€™t happen. Itâ€™s successful for Versus, which averages a 0.2 in prime time. The Males 18-34 number has to be disappointing, as of the 71 cable networks, it was only No. 12 in its time slot. The show did a sellout 1,006 fans, with 734 paid and a $116,900 house.