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AEW Dynamite Hits Record Low Ratings: What’s Behind the Slump?

One big thing: AEW Dynamite’s ratings hit an all-time low

AEW Dynamite’s June 19, 2024 episode recorded its lowest-ever rating in its normal timeslot, with just 502,000 average viewers and a 0.16 rating in the key 18-49 demographic.

• Overall viewership dropped 26% from the previous week
• The key demographic fell by 30%
• June 2024 viewership is down 24% compared to June 2023

Why it matters

This ratings slump comes at a critical time for AEW, as the company approaches the end of its current TV deal with Warner Bros Discovery. Lower ratings could potentially weaken AEW’s position in upcoming negotiations for a new media rights deal.

By the numbers

• 502,000: Average viewers for the June 19 episode
• 0.16: Rating in the 18-49 demographic
• 24%: Decline in overall June viewership compared to last year

The big picture

AEW has been facing a consistent decline in viewership, with June numbers particularly concerning. This trend raises questions about the company’s ability to maintain its position as the second-largest wrestling promotion in the United States.

What they’re offering

Despite the ratings decline, AEW continues to deliver high-profile matches and storylines:

• MJF’s first match of 2024 against Rush
• AEW Champion Swerve Strickland’s face-off with Will Ospreay
• The Young Bucks vs. The Acclaimed
• Owen Hart Cup Tournament kick-off featuring PAC vs. Claudio Castagnoli

What’s next

AEW co-owner Tony Khan will soon be able to engage in discussions with other media companies about potential new TV deals. The company’s ability to reverse this ratings trend could significantly impact these negotiations.

What do you think is causing AEW’s ratings decline, and how can they turn things around? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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