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WWE Network U.S. Subscribers Expected To Drop Below One Million

It would be the first time since Q1 2015.

Troubled waters are seemingly on the horizon for the WWE Network. The Network hasn't dropped below one million domestic subscribers since the first quarter of 2015. However, reports indicate that paid subscribers are expected to drop below this threshold by the end of 2019.

Subscription numbers have been falling for some time for WWE. The Network reached its peak of 1,316 million subscribers after WrestleMania 34, but by the end of September 2019 those subscribing had fallen to 1,110 million - a fall of 19.63% in 15 months.

This trend only looks set to continue. During Wednesday's episode of Wrestling Observer Live Bryan Alvarez said the WWE Network is "Precariously close to dropping below one million subscribers in the United States," adding that this outcome was "Very likely."

WWE is seemingly looking to address this slide through the introduction of a tiered pricing system in 2020. Customers will be able to gain access to some content for free on the Network, but much of this will be videos already available from WWE.com. The mid-level tier will provide the same access to services as current subscribers enjoy. The new premium tier will introduce 4K streaming to the service, along with access to exclusive content for premium members.



 

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