Reaction From WBD And AEW On The Low Dynamite Viewership Numbers

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As previously reported, this past Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite on TBS drew an average of 502,000 viewers, with a rating of 0.16 in the key 18-49 demographic, which is a massive decrease from last week’s show.

Sources from AEW believe this week’s low Dynamite viewers numbers are a direct result of the lead-in program, and the missing viewers are those who usually tune in to the lead-in, which in this case was Black Panther as the show only drew 85,000 viewers. AEW officials then stated that the actual tune-in number was strong given the weaker lead-in, but a number of the company’s wrestlers expressed their surprise at the low viewership.

A WBD representative noted that this week’s viewership numbers were unusual due to several factors, but to not overreact to a single week’s ratings as the numbers will improve next week. Another source from WBD stated that this drop does not impact the potential for a new AEW-WBD deal.