AEW Breaks Ratings Record
All Elite Wrestling have broken one of their ratings records.
Since the beginning of AEW Dynamite, the show has aired in the United Kingdom on the ITV 4 network, a channel available to most television viewers in the country. This gives the promotion a significant advantage over their main competition WWE, whose programming airs on BT Sport, which is a paid subscription service, an expensive one at that.
With that said, AEW have been performing better than ever across the pond, having drawn record ratings for Dynamite over recent weeks, with the go-home edition of the show breaking their all-time number.
Dave Meltzer would discuss the matter on Wrestling Observer Radio this week, revealing that there has been an upswing over the past few weeks. He would say:
“The AEW show that was the go-home show for Forbidden Door that aired on the 22nd [of June in the US] and aired on the 24th [of June in the UK] on ITV 4 set their all-time record. They’ve been doing big numbers for about the last five, six weeks, AEW’s really been on an upswing in the UK for whatever reason.”
Meltzer would add that the biggest numbers for AEW so far this year were in the last six weeks, with practically every week being one of their biggest numbers.
It’s likely that an AEW UK tour is imminent, and if their TV numbers are anything to go by, they can expect big crowds when they do travel across the Atlantic. Perhaps this could be a reason for giving England’s own PAC the All-Atlantic Championship, in preparation for an announcement.
h/t to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.