There’s a lot of big stuff going on right now with the connection between All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and the United Kingdom, including future events and high ratings.
On the November 16, 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite, the promotion announced multiple new cities that they are going to be doing shows in, and London was one of the cities featured on the list. Not only will it be AEW‘s first time in the UK, but it will also be their first time overseas. But that’s not the only thing going on with the AEW x UK connection: They ratings are currently skyrocketing.
AEW Viewing Numbers In The UK Once Again Break Records
Earlier this month, All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan announced record-breaking numbers from the United Kingdom, with the October 28, 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite being the most watched edition of the show ever in the country pulling in 201,000 viewers.
I promise an exciting newsworthy show on Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite on @TBSNetwork TONIGHT
Before Dynamite tonight, some UK @ITV4 viewership data per @JohnWilliams004
September 2022: +14% vs 9/21
October 2022: +12% vs 10/21
October 28 episode most watched ever: 201k average!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) November 9, 2022
Then on Sunday, November 20, 2022, John Williams — Head of Scheduling Strategy for ITV, ITV3 and ITV4 — announced on Twitter that the United Kingdom has once again broke viewership numbers for AEW Dynamite, with the November 11, 2022 UK airing of the show peaking over 300,000 viewers.
& the #AEWDynamite episode which aired on 11/11 on ITV4 has broken all the records (again). Well over 200,000 viewers and a peak of over 300,000! @davemeltzerWON@Inside_TheRopes@WrestleTalkMag@RealKingRegal
— John Williams (@JohnWilliams004) November 20, 2022
From the looks of it, AEW Dynamite ratings are on the rise in the United Kingdom because of the ITV4 time slot change. Before, Dynamite mostly aired between 10:30-11:55 PM, with the time slot never becoming consistent. However, All Elite Wrestling and ITV agreed on the 9:00 PM slot, and it appears to be bringing in record-breaking ratings.
For the announced London show, AEW has not yet announced a date for when it will take place. Other new cities that AEW will be visiting will all be in the United States, including Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Fresno.
Here is the upcoming schedule for AEW:
Friday, November 18: Rampage at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Saturday, November 19: Full Gear at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Wednesday, November 23: Dynamite/Rampage at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Wednesday, November 30: Dynamite/Rampage at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, December 3: Dynamite/Rampage at H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, TX
Wednesday, December 14: Winter is Coming/Rampage at Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, TX
Wednesday, December 21: Holiday Bash Dynamite/Rampage at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, TX
Wednesday, December 28: New Year’s Smash Dynamite/Rampage at 1STBANK Arena in Broomfield, CO
Wednesday, January 4: Dynamite/Rampage at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
Friday, January 6: Rampage/Battle of the Belts V at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, OR
Wednesday, January 11: Dynamite/Rampage at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, January 18: Dynamite/Rampage at Save Mart Center Fresno, CA
Wednesday, January 25: Dynamite/Rampage at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY
Wednesday, February 22: Dynamite/Rampage at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday, March 1: Dynamite at Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA
Friday, March 3: Rampage at Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA