WWE Data Proves Pushing Goldberg Is Best For Business
February 9, 2017 - WWE
Goldberg will face Kevin Owens for a WWE Universal Championship during Fastlane, a engagement preference that isn’t sitting good with many fans who are sleepy of part-time stars holding spots from full-time ones.
But there’s a process to a stupidity here, and Goldberg wouldn’t be removing a mega pull if it wasn’t for a really elementary fact: He draws.
One of a categorical reasons given a Goldberg/WWE attribute was rekindled in a initial place was his surprisingly successful DVD sales behind in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, WWE: Goldberg – The Ultimate Collection sold 74,000 units in a initial month after a release, simply outselling a Triple H DVD expelled around a same time. The following year, Goldberg was one of usually 4 superstars (along with legends like The Rock, CM Punk and The Undertaker), whose DVD surpassed 100,000 sum sales.
Eventually, that led to Goldberg entrance behind to WWE final year as a pre-order reward for WWE 2K17, the latest WWE video diversion installment and one that centered many of a selling around a former WCW star. Several months after a Oct 2016 release, a game now sits during No. 9 on a UK best seller list while Take-Two Interactive, a game’s distributor, has seen increasing digital income in partial given of a success of a game.
WWE has clearly grown faith in Goldberg as one of a company’s tip attractions, and justly so. Here is a demeanour during some of a certain impacts Goldberg has had on ratings for Monday Night Raw alone:
- Goldberg’s initial WWE lapse on Oct. 17, 2016 attracted 3.13 million viewers, an boost of 372,000 from a before episode.
- According to F4WOnline.com, “Raw on 11/21, a uncover entrance off a Bill Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar match, did a 2.13 rating and 2,985,000 viewers (1.51 viewers per home), a second best series going opposite a NFL this season.”
- The Jan. 2, 2017 Raw featuring a lapse of Goldberg “averaged 3.046 million viewers, adult from a 2.855 million normal from final week,” an boost of 191,000 viewers.
- The Jan. 23, 2017 book of Raw, built around Goldberg’s showdown with Brock Lesnar, jumped adult 21,000 viewers and saw a rating boost to 2.29 from 2.16 a week prior, a best rating given Aug 2016.
Initially suspicion to be one and finished in WWE after signing a “real large income deal” for his compare opposite Lesnar during Survivor Series, Goldberg’s sketch energy forced WWE’s hand. He sealed a new agreement for matches during The Royal Rumble, Fastlane and WrestleMania, and he will categorical eventuality Fastlane in a Universal pretension compare opposite Owens, a compare he’s widely approaching to win that hitch in sequence to go on to defend a pretension opposite “The Beast” during WrestleMania 33.
And notwithstanding some insurgency from doctrinaire fans, it’s no consternation given WWE would wish to pull Goldberg during a responsibility of Owens, Lesnar and others given a overwhelmingly certain outcome he’s had given his return.
F4WOnline.com noted that Survivor Series 2016, headlined by Goldberg vs. Lesnar, was a No. 5 many noticed showed on a WWE Network for a week of Jan. 23, a monument for a uncover that is dual months aged and one that put it forward of live strange programming like 205 Live and Talking Smack. Going behind to a week before to Survivor Series, “Of a tip 20, 4 of a shows associated to Goldberg chronological matches,” according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.