1.2 million wouldn't represent mid 90s level competition but with the way rights fees are trending it can be enough for a strong number 2. The ratings are also relative to the roster. With the current roster a 1.0 is a success but if they make a big investment in a Punk or an Ambrose level star they probably need higher ratings for a profitable company. Also NBA as the network's draw can be a positive as it's a better audience to market to than a comedy or drama. If AEW struggles in ratings I don't think they can use the network as an excuse. Only ESPN would have been better imo.