Warner and Tony Khan issue comments on last week’s Dynamite ratings

Apr 19, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

WarnerMedia issued a press release this afternoon to tout the ratings success of last Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite episode on TNT, which was the first episode to air after WWE NXT moved to Tuesday nights on the USA Network.

As noted, last Wednesday’s Dynamite episode drew the largest audience since their debut episode in October 2019. The show drew 1.219 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic. You can click here for our full report on last week’s Dynamite ratings and viewership.

Warner touted how Week 80 of AEW Dynamite was the most-watched episode of the year among all key demographics.

AEW President, CEO, General Manager and Head of Creative Tony Khan provided comments in the release and said the company is always grateful for the support of the fans. Khan added that now is a great time to be a wrestling fan, and to join the AEW Revolution.

“We’re always grateful for the support of every wrestling fan who watches AEW,” Khan said. “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!”

Stay tuned for more from AEW. Below is the full press release from WarnerMedia:

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. See highlights below:

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.

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