With more wrestling on TV today than in 20 years, how much does everyone watch in an average week?
For the sake of this poll, consider an average week to be a non-PPV week.
- Less than 1 hour
- 1 - 2 hours
- 2 - 4 hours
- 4 - 7 hours
- 7 - 10 hours
- More than 10 hours
Less than one hour these days. Generally just scan the DVR over the weekend for whatever matches sound like they are worth watching… so between NXT and AEW, sounds like I might even get to 90 minutes or so this week.
Just AEW now. Everybody else is problematic
There really should be a ‘None’ option.
I’m required to watch AEW and happy to do so. That is all.
Just curious as to why are you “required” to watch AEW?
I’ve already said too much.
4 hours + a little. I watch NXT and AEW most weeks. Then catch highlights of the main roster and sometimes watch matches/promos from AEW dark
That’s what the “less than an hour” option is for. If the answer is really none then I’m not sure what you are doing spending time on a forum for pro-wrestling discussion.
Discussion of the wrestling world is often far more interesting and engaging then what’s on screen on a weekly basis. In my opinion at least.
Plus, John also offers great MMA analysis.
Does fast forwarding through most of RAW and Smackdown count as five hours or two?
I’ve literally given up on Raw and Smackdown now and just listen to John and Wai. I would love to watch NXT but I’m not paying for the network currently.
So all I watch now is AEW
Its a tricky question. I watch Raw, SD, NXT, Dynamite, Dark & Impact which makes it 12(I answered 7-10 because I forgot about Impact & Dark)
However, the only show I dont fast forward is Dynamite. I fast forward through 85% of the wrestling on the other shows and only watch the angles/promos.
I guess I should have specified that I meant real time watching wrestling. So if you spent 6 hours fast forwarding through 12 hours of shows you watched wrestling for 6 hours that week.
Yeah I only watch Dynamite, MLW and NWA without fast forwarding.
Everything else (RAW, NXT, SD, Impact) is on FF.
These days I desire to watch only AEW and NXT, dvr’d and skipping the adverts if possible.
But I also follow the NJPW big shows, and try to watch every G1 show. Watching the G1 shows alone over 4 weeks adds so many hours to my watching annually that averaged over 52 weeks those hours bumps me over the 4 hour per week average (over a year).
4 hours here give or take
2 hours - AEW Dynamite
1 hour - AEW Dark
1 hour - NWA Powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
I recently had to cancel NJPW World, having some financial woes and that needed to go. I enjoy the product for the most part but it isn’t episodic in the same way promotions in the west operate.
Cancelled WWE Network after NXT went to USA. It was the last straw for me. The PPV quality was way down, I don’t really watch the legacy content especially if I’ve seen it before and Raw and SD were on 5 week delays. No value there for me anymore and I just stopped seeing value in spending 7 hours a week to keep up with WWE TV.
I’d rather spend a few hours during my rather long commute to the office listening to the rewind-a-raw , rewind-a-smackdown and upNXT! to find out if any match is worth me seeking out to watch but for the most part only NXT has been able to bring me back on occasion.
These are some interesting results but I guess shouldn’t be surprising since we know from the thread What's your age again? that the age of most of the forum is in their 30’s.
I feel like younger audience would watch more. When I was a teenager obsessed with wrestling during the attitude era I watched almost everything. Raw, Smackdown, Heat, Nitro, local indies on TV (although even I knew Thunder was a waste of time). Plus a couple of hours playing wrestling video games every week.
Right now I only watch either NXT or Dynamite. I rarely have time to watch both. And then I catch up with highlights on YouTube of the shows I missed. So around 2 1/2 - 3 hours a week.