PWInsider is reporting that MTV has already removed next week’s scheduled airing of Wrestling Society X (which was to be Episode #5) and have replaced it with “High School Stories: Scandals, Pranks, Controversies.” MTV’s website has also removed WSX from its listing of official series as well. The official website for WSX (WSX.MTV.com) is still currently online.
Declining ratings for WSX was a strong factor in MTV making the decison yesterday to reportedly cancel the series. Here is how the ratings breakdown looked for MTV this past Tuesday (February 28) including WSX: “Bam’s Unholy Union” at 8:00pm did a 0.7 rating, “Bam’s Unholy Union” at 8:30pm did a 0.8 rating, “Road Rules XIV” at 9:00pm did a 0.7 rating, “Bam’s Unholy Union” at 9:30pm did a 1.0 rating, “Two-A-Days” at 10:00pm did a 0.9 rating and “Wrestling Society X” at 10:30pm did a 0.6 rating.
WSX losing a third of the audience from its lead-in, “Two-A-Days”, did not help its cause after returing from a one week hiatus. We will continue to follow this story as it develops.