AEW Ratings In The UK Surprisingly Down Since All In Wembley Stadium Announcement

It was revealed last month that All Elite Wrestling would be heading across the pond for the first time on August 27 to present All In at Wembley Stadium. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, television ratings in the United Kingdom have "gone way down" since the announcement. It's said that the broadcast of "AEW Rampage" on April 25 received 57,000 viewers, which is around 38 percent less than usual. Also, the airing of "AEW Dynamite" at 9 pm on April 28 generated 77,000 viewers — the show "peaked" at 200,000 viewers in that same timeslot back in November. 

"Dynamite" currently broadcasts on the free-to-air ITV 4 channel in the U.K. every Friday night between 9 pm and 11:05 pm. "Rampage" airs on the same channel every Tuesday night. The shows are also made available on the ITVX streaming service after they have aired. Fans in the United Kingdom are able to watch "Dynamite" and "Rampage" when they air in North America through FITE TV's AEW subscription service. When announcing AEW's deal with ITV in September 2019, AEW CEO Tony Khan revealed that the promotion was unable to air "Dynamite" live on the free-to-air broadcaster due to different ad break schedules. 

Last year, Khan disclosed that the November 9, 2022, episode of "Dynamite" that aired on ITV 4 two days later drew 210,000 viewers, which became a viewership record in the United Kingdom for AEW. That particular broadcast saw Bryan Danielson defeat Sammy Guevara in a two-out-of-three falls match and the beginning of the AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament.