AEW is happy with WBD as their home, but recent possible shake-ups in the pro wrestling landscape have painted Warner Brothers Discovery as a possible landing spot for WWE RAW. Eric Bischoff recently said that AEW can’t measure success by any metric. That being said, WBD is still using AEW’s name to tout their accomplishments.
The company sent out a press release touting their success in 2023. Warner Bros. Discovery’s US Networks, including TNT, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Adult Swim, and they achieved notable year-over-year ratings gains. Their cable portfolio stood out as the only one to feature 20 out of the 25 highest-rated freshman series.
TNT’s prime ratings saw a 14 percent growth among Adults 25-54, driven by live telecasts of NBA, NHL, and All Elite Wrestling events. They mentioned AEW as one of the reasons why they are doing so well with live sports, but that was the only mention, as ever other metric focused on other aspects of WBD’s operation.
Adult Swim also experienced an 11 percent increase in prime ratings compared to the previous year. ID contributed to the success by delivering ten consecutive months of year-over-year growth among women in the 25 to 54 demographic and seven months of growth among adults in the 25 to 54 demographic.
We will have to see how AEW does in this year for WBD. They obviously want a successful program, so Tony Khan’s company needs to keep delivering those big moments.
This week’s AEW Homecoming edition of Dynamite on January 10th will give AEW a chance to show what they can do. We will have to see what Tony Khan brings to the table, but we will be here at Ringside News with all the headlines you need.
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