Over the past four years, no weekly sports or entertainment series on cable television has been able to match the social activity generated by WWE Monday Night Raw and WWE SmackDown Live, World Wrestling Entertainment's flagship programs, the two longest-running episodic prime-time series on television. (Raw with 1,212 episodes, SmackDown with 886 episodes).
Our two shows -- featuring our WWE Superstars competing in arenas all around the world -- are enjoyed in more than 160 countries and in 25 languages. They currently air live on Monday and Tuesday nights on USA Network in the United States, 52 weeks a year, with no re-runs.
WWE uses its massive social media footprint to help generate engagement with the dynamic storylines our Superstars are involved in on Raw and SmackDown Live. The shows' 1-2 minute video highlights from both inside and outside the ring are perfectly sized for today's social and mobile consumer.
With more than 680 million combined social media followers for our accounts on 14 social platforms, as well as our WWE Superstars' personally managed accounts and pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, WWE can extend an on-air storyline off the TV screen to any social network-engaged mobile user any day of the week, keeping their interest piqued.
On show nights, our Social Media Team sends a two-man team to the site of WWE Monday Night Raw or SmackDown Live, and utilizes a 4-to-6 man team in our social command at WWE headquarters in Stamford, Conn.
The "road team" works with the WWE Superstars at the show to:
The "home team" works at headquarters, handling the following:
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment.
The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms.
WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 180 countries in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all of WWE's live pay-per-view events, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 170 countries.
The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.