An interesting trend has emerged regarding AEW’s UK viewership since the announcement of the All In pay-per-view.
Tony Khan previously touted the UK as one of AEW’s best territories. While the company has yet to host a show in the UK, Khan often tweets about successful UK ratings, with Dynamite and Rampage airing via the freeview network ITV.
AEW will soon arrive in the UK for a major show, with Tony Khan announcing on the April 5 edition of Dynamite that AEW All In will emanate from the iconic Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Per Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, viewership has actually went down since All In was announced:
The U.K. ratings are very perplexing. Ever since the show at Wembley has been announced, ratings have gone way down, the exact opposite of what you’d expect.
Rampage on (April 25) at 11:45 p.m. did 57,000 viewers, which is about 38 percent lower than usual.
Then Dynamite on (April 28) with a 9 p.m. start did only 77,000 viewers, and they peaked at 200,000 in that time slot in November
AEW All In ticket sales have been incredible regardless, with Tony Khan recently confirming that over 60,000 tickets have been distributed for the event.
For comparison, AEW’s current most-attended show, the Grand Slam 2021 taping, had just over 20,000 fans in attendance.
Details on the current capacity for All In can be found right here.
Tony Khan touted this past Wednesday’s edition of Dynamite as a major show, previously referring to it as a ‘PPV on TBS’.
Here are full results from the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite:
Claudio Castagnoli def. Rey Fenix
Miro returned and walked into Tony Khan’s office
An MJF video package mentioned CM Punk – the first time Punk has been mentioned on AEW TV since All Out
Mark Briscoe announced as the special guest referee for FTR vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett at Double Or Nothing
Thunder Rosa returned and, like Miro, walked into Tony Khan’s office
Tony Khan says he has a huge announcement next week
Orange Cassidy def. Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship
Julia Hart def. Anna Jay in a No Holds Barred match
House of Black def. Best Friends & Bandido to retain the AEW World Trios Championship
Jon Moxley def. Kenny Omega in a Steel Cage match after Don Callis turned on Omega and attacked him with a screwdriver
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