TNT Network’s reaction to AEW’s huge viewership. AEW Dynamite is a weekly episodic television show airing on the TNT Network in the United States. TNT network is AEW’s main source of income because due to their TV deal AEW generates a lot of their money. Since the debut episode of AEW Dynamite show on the TNT network the show has seen some drastic changes in their viewership. At first few weeks it was above 1 million but after a month the faint down to average 800k weavers for each Dynamite show. Somewhere in between the generated nearly 1 million numbers but it was not consistent.
This week’s AEW Dynamite show was the first ever Dynamite show not having the direct competition from any other wrestling company such as WWE NXT. That’s why this week’s show generated around 1.2 million viewers on the TNT network. This is a huge jump for AEW in the viewership as it crossed the 1 million mark and this is the second great viewership by AEW. since their Dynamite show started airing on the TNT network. The TNT network is very happy with these ratings and they released the following press release after this week’s Dynamite show. You can check the full press release given below :
TNT Press Release –
TNT’s AEW: DYNAMITE achieved great numbers during last Wednesday’s episode on April 14, which ranked as the show’s most watched episode since the series launched on October 2, 2019.
AEW: Dynamite. 567K P18-49 (1.5 Rtg) / 609K P25-54 / 181K P18-34 / 1.2M P2+. Week 80 of AEW was the most watched episode of the year among all key demos. Week 80 was the most watched episode of both 2020 and 2021 among total viewers (best since the series’ premiere on 10/2/19) and P25-54 (best since Week 3 on 10/16/19) Among P18-49 and P18-34, it was the most watched episode since Week 62 on 12/9/20
Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW said: “We’re always grateful for the support of every wrestling fan who watches AEW. Last Wednesday’s audience of over 1.2 million viewers was an important milestone for our company and for every one of our fans, including the viewers who’ve been with us from the beginning, as well as the new fans who joined us for the first-time. It’s a great time to be a wrestling fan, and now is a great time to join the Revolution and join AEW every week on TNT!”
This Wednesday’s live show continues the high-octane action as Darby Allin puts his TNT Championship title on the line against Jungle Boy, Christian Cage takes on Powerhouse Will Hobbs, Hangman Page battles Ricky Starks, Trent meets Penta El Zero Miedo, and Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida defends her title against #1 ranked Tay Conti.
AEW: DYNAMITE on TNT is giving fans a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years. Wrestling fans have wanted – and needed – something different, authentic and better for far too long. AEW answered the call. AEW is introducing a new generation of wrestlers to fans, offering fast-paced, high-impact competitions with real sports analytics. Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, AEW is headlined by Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Chris Jericho, Hangman Page, Sting, MJF, Darby Allin, Hikaru Shida, Dr. Britt Baker and Jon Moxley. AEW: DYNAMITE on TNT airs Wednesday nights from 8-10pm ET
If the rating stills the same then the network will be very happy and they might bring more wrestling based TV shows to their network. So this will help AEW in multiple ways as they will also make huge profit from this.