Countdown to AEW All Out averages nearly 400,000 viewers on TNT
Note: This article originally stated that the Countdown special’s numbers were average for TNT. They’re color-coded as average on Showbuzz Daily’s chart for the night.
Friday night’s Countdown to All Out preview special, which was only officially announced by AEW last week and not really promoted at all, averaged 390,000 viewers airing at 10 p.m. Eastern time on TNT.
In the key 18-49 demo, the show finished 29th for the night on cable with a 0.14 rating. According to Showbuzz Daily, the rating in the demo and the overall viewership number are considered average.
TNT usually airs repeat programming in the 10 p.m. Eastern time slot.
It’s hard to say what this means, but viewership was over 50 percent higher than last year’s All In pre-show. The difference was that the All In pre-show aired on a weaker network — WGN America — and in a traditionally weaker time slot at 7 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. But it also took place right before All In and featured live matches, while Friday’s special was taped promo packages for the bouts that would take place the next night on pay-per-view.
The official debut for AEW on TNT will be on Wednesday, October 2. The show will air live weekly from 8-10 p.m. Eastern.