SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)...
The AEW All Elite Wrestling Special on TNT drew 390,000 viewers last Friday, which well under half of the prior week’s rating for a movie, which drew 932,000 viewers. AEW drew a 0.14 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, down from the 0.19 key demo rating for the movie on TNT the prior week.
The viewership was in line with “Ridiculousness” on MTV last Friday night, which drew 390,000 also, but a slightly better 18-49 key demo rating of 0.2.
Now, what does this mean? Probably very little. It wasn’t highly publicized and it was on a different night of the week than they’ll typically air and wasn’t a live first-run standard pro wrestling program. It does seem to indicate that the “floor” rating for AEW on TNT out of the gate is significantly higher than 400,000, in case anyone was predicting they’d bomb.