AEW & WBD Reaction To Record Low Dynamite TV Viewership Revealed

AEW & WBD Reaction To Record Low Dynamite TV Viewership Revealed AEW/WBD

Following the ratings being revealed, a new report has revealed the AEW and WBD reaction to the record low Dynamite TV viewership.

As previously reported, the June 19 edition of AEW Dynamite drew 502,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the key 18-49 demographic.

This is the record low in TV viewership for Dynamite since the premiere of the show for a non-preempted episode of the program.

Fightful Select (subscription required) provided an update, noting that the typical lead-in for the company in Big Bang Theory usually does a demo number of 200-250,000 for their final quarter hour.

However, this week’s lead-in was the 2018 Black Panther film, which they said landed at under 85K in the demo for the final quarter hour, which is a significant drop off.

AEW sources believe that the missing people were the lead-in watchers that didn’t exist this week.

The company were reportedly told that the “tune in” number ended up actually being strong because of the lead-in drop off.

Meanwhile, AEW talent that Fightful spoke to were surprised by the viewership number One WBD rep said:

“Just a very odd week in general, and a confluence of stuff Juneteenth holiday in the middle of the week (when does a mid-week holiday ever happen in late spring/summer months?!).”

“Competition with Olympic trials and college baseball all World Series in prime time. Amazing weather in much of the country (especially up here in the northeast), so lots more people out and about.”

“Wouldn’t really put much into one week’s number, although I know the wrestling community likes to go nuclear with these kinds of one-offs,”

This quote indicates that they believe the viewership number should increase next week.

Another WBD source stated that this record low number does not affect the potential of a new AEW-WBD media rights deal.

WrestleTalk will provide any further updates on the record low AEW Dynamite TV viewership when they become available.

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4 weeks ago by SP3



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