The Miz’s Affiliation With Ric Flair, Great News For WWE’s TV Ratings

– While The Miz is still using the Figure Four leg lock as one of his finishing moves, reports that the storyline of him being Flair’s new protege is probably done.

– In a move that will eventually have a big positive impact on WWE’s television ratings, the Hollywood Reporter reports that starting in September, Nielsen Media Research will begin accounting for viewership from streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, as well as viewership from iPads and other mobile devices. Considering WWE’s partnership with Hulu Plus and the amount of people that watch clips of WWE television content on Youtube, WWE should see a substantial increase in their Nielsen ratings, which will in turn increase the amount of revenue they can command from advertisers.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Nielsen is partnering with Twitter to incorporate social media activity into the weekly Nielsen ratings as well. Between video streaming and social media activity being factored in, WWE’s strong embrace of emerging technologies and social media is about to pay off big time.

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of and He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • Donte Shoshona Gopual

    Wow and a couple months back there was talk of WWE coming off the air in 5-10 years. Man, they got us all with that twitter shit, they’re making movies with actual stars in them and getting paid 100 racks extra for the third hour of raw every week. I think they’ll be fine.

  • raVen

    who is the moron that thought the miz would pair nicely with ric flair??
    i like miz but come on!!!!

    • 3Tears

      It’s Miz’s fault, blame him, he came up with the idea.

  • 5er

    Miz will be wrestling Alex riley again soon. In dark matches before raw.

    • Name


  • figure4forlife

    Miz doesn’t even do the figure properly…

  • QuoteTheRaven

    The mix botches the figure four LL every time

  • Shockmaster

    Flair should manage Ziggler, get Rhodes and Sandow to join him, then maybe add Barrett or Cesaro and form the new Four Horsemen.