AEW Dynamite Ratings Hit New Record Low

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The most recent episode of AEW Dynamite had the lowest television audience the show has ever had.

On the June 19th edition of AEW Dynamite from Fairfax, VA, the company started this year’s Owen Hart Foundation Cup tournaments while featuring MJF in action against Rush and Pac facing Claudio Castagnoli in the main event.

Every week television ratings are reported to see how any shows do in terms of their audience. Regarding wrestling shows in today’s era, while numbers aren’t comparable to years past, they do consistently rank high against their competition.

There was some bad news regarding the June 19th episode of AEW Dynamite because Wrestlenomics and Programming Insider are reporting a new record-low for total viewers and the key demographic for a non pre-empted episode of Dynamite.

The total audience for AEW Dynamite this week was 502,000 viewers in the US watching on TBS. That is down 26% from last week’s episode that did 681,000 viewers.

As for the coveted 18-49 age demographic, it drew a 0.16 rating that was down 30.4% from last week.

It was noted by Wrestlenomics also that Dynamite was outranked in P18-49 on cable by the College World Series on ESPN (0.42) and Expedition Unknown on Discovery (0.18). Meanwhile, NBC’s airing of the US Swimming Olympic trials also led the network charts for the night.

Dynamite also went up against a Kendrick Lamar concert that was streaming on Amazon Prime for the Juneteenth holiday.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer commented on X about the number: “Just to let people know that AEW rating was not an error. Juneteenth isn’t the reason either.”

Meanwhile, the Wrestling Observer also reported that it was “the 31st straight week that Dynamite has declined year-over-year in total viewers.”

AEW Presents Forbidden Door PPV With New Japan On June 30th

The next AEW pay-per-view is the annual Forbidden Door PPV that they run with New Japan that will also feature wrestlers from the CMLL promotion in Mexico as well.

AEW’s Owner, CEO & GM Tony Khan believes that it will be the best Forbidden Door yet in the company’s third year of doing the show.

“Under president [Hiroshi] Tanahashi at New Japan Pro-Wrestling, that relationship has only gotten stronger and better. I believe this could be the best Forbidden Door yet, which is really saying something.”

On Thursday night, AEW taped the Friday airing of Rampage and Saturday airing of Collision. Spoilers for the shows are available now.