WWE and ION Television today issued a press release announcing the success of the first WWE Main Event show on the network.
After ratings were released, Main Event garnered the highest male audience in the last year with the most Men 18-49 (422,000), Men 25-54 (444,000), and Men 2+ (876,000) on ION.
The show was the #4 program in the time period among Men 18-34, #4 among Men 18-49, and #5 among Men 25-54. The premiere delivered 518,000 Women 2+, finishing ahead of most female cable networks.
“The viewers have spoken,” noted Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks. “Fans of the WWE are passionate and seem to have a knack for finding their favorite Superstars wherever they live. Needless to say, we are particularly pleased that WWE has found a new home on ION Television, and we congratulate our new partner in the success of the premiere.”
Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO, said, “Our partnership with ION Television is off to a strong start. We expect our fans will make WWE Main Event the number one show on the network as they have done for WWE programs with all of our other TV partners.”