Tony Khan has moved to comment on the latest set to TV ratings for AEW Dynamite, after the figures slumped to their lowest level in more than a year.
The June 15th ‘Road Rager’ edition of AEW Dynamite was headlined by a Ladder Match for the World Tag Team Titles between Jurassic Express the Young Bucks.
According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the June 15th edition of AEW Dynamite pulled in an average of 761,000 viewers. The show also scored a 0.28 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic.
That was a significant decrease on the previous week, as ratings slumped to their lowest level on a Wednesday since April 7th 2021. While the key demographic was the lowest it has been on a Wednesday since March 31st 2021. Thus making both figures the lowest since Dynamite moved to TBS.
Posting on social media after the show, AEW President Tony Khan acknowledged the slump, but was quick to point out that the show ranked number one for each hour in its timeslot.
Thank you to everyone who watched #AEWDynamite last night!
Though cable/satellite overall was down, we were #1 in our timeslots for each hour of Dynamite + the show tied for #1 overall for Wednesday!
We’re back with a big Friday Night #AEWRampage on TNT
tomorrow @ 10pm ET/9pm CT!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) June 16, 2022
The June 15th episode of Dynamite saw an emphatic Ladder Match headliner as The Young Bucks became the first two-time AEW World Tag Team Champions, dethroning The Jurassic Express to regain the titles. This was followed by Christian Cage’s drawn-out heel turn on Jungle Boy finally being executed.
The build to Forbidden Door also continued. Orange Cassidy returned from injury to set up a bout with Will Ospreay, while a trios match was scheduled between The Jericho Appreciation Society – including new members Sammy Guevara and El Desperado – contesting Eddie Kingston, Wheeler YUTA, and Shota Umino.
Finally, Wardlow would come out victorious in his 20-on-1 handicap contest against the plaintiffs, continuing his excellent babyface booking by mauling the twenty unsuspecting enhancement talents.