Wednesday nights are going to be ‘Dynamite’ for the foreseeable future.
All Elite Wrestling and WarnerMedia announced AEW Dynamite has been extended to air through 2023 on TNT as part of a multi-year agreement. The show debuted on October 2, 2019 and it has reached nearly 32 million viewers across all platforms since then, with the series averaging 1.2M total viewers and 654K A18-49 per episode in Live +7 Day viewing. In addition to the contract extension, fans will soon see another night of AEW action with a second show straight-to-series; no details about the second show were announced.
“When Tony Khan first shared with me his idea of starting a new wrestling league, I was impressed by his audacity to go up against a contender that has been the only game in town for twenty years, and ultimately believed that together we could bring his vision for a new, authentic, gritty product to bear,” says Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president, TNT, TBS, and truTV. “The fans have spoken and after only three months, we have seen AEW shake up the wrestling world and this will only continue as we build upon this momentum.”
“When we launched AEW one year ago, we wanted to start a revolution that would disrupt the wrestling business, but everyone said that it would take a strong weekly television partner to make AEW real in the eyes of everyone – above all, the fans,” said Tony Khan, president and CEO of AEW. “What virtually no one realized at the time was Kevin Reilly and TNT were committed to this very same movement from Day One, and their belief in us made it possible for AEW to think and act big from the start. Here we are, only three months into Wednesday Night Dynamite, and now we’ve been extended through 2023! We’re now making the ultimate statement that the team of AEW and TNT is here to stay and to bring fans more of the great wrestling that the fans demand and deserve.”
This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite will feature a “Bash At The Beach” themed show. Their next pay-per-view event, AEW Revolution, takes place in Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 29.