ESPN aired last Sunday at 7 p.m. the WrestleMania 30 event. It was the first of several shows that the channel will broadcast over the next few weekends. The program registered 839,000 viewers and a 0.31 rating in demographics between 18 and 49 years, a figure that prompted him to place among the 30 most-watched programs of the night.
Despite not being a large number, the broadcast of WrestleMania 30 was a complete success for ESPN given that it was the most-watched program on the channel all day. This news reaffirms the decision of ESPN and WWE to broadcast this type of product in these difficult times for many people.
ESPN, in collaboration with WWE, will stream the historic events of WrestleMania over the next two Sundays with remarks via its channel and the ESPN app. The special content initiative began this Sunday, March 22 at 7 ET with the broadcast of WrestleMania 30. The other shows to be broadcast will be WrestleMania 32 on March 29 at 7 ET and WrestleMania 35 on April 5 at 3 at noon.
It should be remembered that the intention of WWE was to reach an agreement before WrestleMania 36 to broadcast it on ESPN+, but was not closed due to changes the company has made due to the coronavirus outbreak. This would be the reason why old WrestleMania events will air over the next few weeks on ESPN, to alleviate that agreement not closed.