Survey Data On Why Adults No Longer Watch Wrestling

Survey Data On Why Adults No Longer Watch Wrestling

Some interesting new survey data has come to light regarding why so many adults no longer watch wrestling despite having used to.

Variety published survey results from a YouGov poll on 471 adults aged 18+ in the US who used to watch at least one of: AEW Dynamite, WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown or WWE NXT.

The results were as follows:

  • It seemed more cartoonish than when I liked it – 30%
  • Storylines were not as good/interesting – 29%
  • Characters were not as good/interesting – 28%
  • Matches were not as good/interesting – 26%
  • The content was more geared toward children – 14%
  • Announcing was not as good – 9%
  • The show wasn’t listening to the fans – 7%
  • Other – 24%
  • Not sure – 12%

1200 adults 18+ were asked what their status is on watching wrestling, and here are the results:

  • I have never watched any shows or series – 43%
  • I used to watch professional wrestling, but no longer do – 43%
  • I currently watch professional wrestling regularly or occasionally – 12%
  • Don’t know – 2%

The Variety article also looks at statistics regarding children’s wrestling viewing, WWE’s Saudi Arabia deal, and talents’ status as independent contractors. You can check it out at this link.

4 years ago by Liam Winnard


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