AEW Draws Strong “Countdown To All Out” Viewership

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Viewership is in

Viewership numbers are in for the AEW “Countdown to All Out” preview special. 

The show aired on August 30th on TNT and drew 390,000 viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily. It ranked #29 in the Cable Top 150 18-49 demographic on Friday night. 

This was AEW‘s first piece of programming on TNT, which aired for one-hour at 10pm ET. This is a good number considering the special was just announced less than 48 hours before airing.

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The special previewed all of the top matches that were set to take place at the All Out pay-per-view event from the Sears Centre in Chicago, IL on Bleacher Report’s streaming service, B/R Live.

The pre-show for All In, Zero Hour, averaged 196,000 viewers on WGN America with it ranking 85th for the day on cable and was the only show from WGN America to make the top 150 list. 

TNT President Believes AEW Will Be The Network’s Next Sleeper Hit

This could be the bottom of what fans and AEW executives should expect once AEW starts their weekly television show. 

AEW weekly series on TNT will premiere Wednesday, October 2nd from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. 

Dave Meltzer noted on the July 22nd edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that industry insiders are estimating that the debut episode will average 400,000 – 500,000 viewers.