On Jan. 15 it was announced AEW Dynamite had been extended on TNT through 2023. The announcement came just over four months after the show premiered. AEW Dynamite has drawn strong viewership and demographic numbers for TNT, surpassing the previous programming in the Wednesday at 8 timeslot and often ending up in the top 10 among cable shows on Wednesday.
Speaking to Busted Open Radio, AEW Co-Executive Vice President Cody commented on the extension.
"Last week, we had some indication that perhaps an extension would be something we would talk about sooner than we anticipated. It really is a pat on the back, not to the AEW crew -- one thing the fandom really likes is to know is 'hey, they're not going anywhere.' The business of the business is always so entertaining. 'What does the crowd look like? Take a picture. What do you think the receipts are like? Do you think they're in debt?' It's entertaining. To know that this very large startup endeavor is going to be profitable in 2020 and part of the footprint in TNT. To have their belief in what we're doing, I feel like they have gotten swept up in the revolution. The only way that can happen is when you realize it's real. It's business as usual as far as...head down, driving forward, building up our roster and explaining them to the audience. But it was a really special week," he stated.
Along with Dynamite being extended, WarnerMedia will be adding a second AEW show in the near future. Details on the second show are scarce, though TNT President Kevin Reilly said it could be a rebranded version of AEW Dark.
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