AEW has had a remarkable year on television, as highlighted in a press release from Warner Bros. Discovery. The press release celebrates what they describe as a “banner year” for AEW programming on their networks TBS and TNT.
Throughout the year, AEW provided viewers with a total of five hours of weekly wrestling content, with AEW Dynamite airing on TBS and AEW Rampage and AEW Collision on TNT.
The press release emphasizes AEW’s impressive performance, stating that AEW programs on TBS and TNT ranked in the top 10 of all cable programs among adults under 50 a total of 72 times in 2023, including 50 times where they secured a top-5 program ranking in that highly coveted demographic.
TBS & TNT All Elite Wrestling Programming Delivered Banner Year
AEW Franchises across Warner Bros. Discovery’s Networks Continue to Deliver Consistent & Top-Ranked Programs
TNT and TBS have wrapped up another stellar year of AEW wrestling across its networks, including consistently delivering top-ranked programs each week while expanding AEW programming in mid-2023 through TNT’s AEW: Collision on Saturdays and continuing to broadcast memorable wrestling moments and storylines through TBS’ AEW: Dynamite on Wednesday nights and TNT’s AEW: Rampage on Friday nights.
AEW programs across TBS and TNT in 2023 ranked in the top 10 of all cable programs among adults under-50 72 times, including 50 times with a top-5 program in that coveted demo.
Viewership of AEW programming on the networks saw increasing momentum as the year culminated, reaching 15.6 million total viewers in Q4 2023, up 3% vs. Q4 2022.
Overall, AEW programming reached nearly four million viewers each week across TNT and TBS.
TBS continued its success into the new year, with this week’s AEW: Dynamite telecast delivering cable’s most-watched live sports program on the night among P25-54, and second-most watched live sports program on the night among P18-49. The program was also up double-digits in both demos vs. last week’s AEW: Dynamite telecast.
WBD’s action-packed AEW programming continues tonight with AEW: Rampage Homecoming at 10 p.m. ET on TNT and tomorrow with AEW: Collision at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. Next Wednesday’s AEW: Dynamite on TBS will feature AEW World Champion Samoa Joe taking on Hook for the title presented by WB Games’ Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
This news underscores AEW’s growing popularity and success in delivering engaging and top-rated wrestling content to its dedicated fanbase, solidifying its presence as a major player in the world of professional wrestling.
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