Tony Khan has responded to Fox News.
On Thursday, Fox News published an article titled "Jaguars' Urban Meyer drama, AEW excitement cooling off part of rough month for Khans." The majority of the focus centered around the Jacksonville Jaguars, but did mention AEW's viewership taking a dip compared to the summer numbers.
AEW had a very successful summer with the acquisitions of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole from WWE. AEW’s shows "Dynamite" and "Rampage" each popped with more than 1 million total viewers at their peaks.
"Dynamite" peaked at 1.319 million viewers Sept. 8 when Punk addressed fans for the first time since appearing at All Out. "Rampage" peaked at 1.129 million on Aug. 20 when Punk made his debut in Chicago.
Since then, things cooled off with "Rampage," attracting around 500,000 viewers. "Dynamite" attracted over 900,000 viewers Wednesday for the first time since mid-November thanks to its "Winter is Coming" special
AEW will look to build upon some of the momentum it gained toward the end of 2021. AEW will have a lot of time to build up its top stars as its first PPV of 2022 isn’t set until March.
Tony Khan took to social media to respond to the article, pointing out that even if AEW's viewership is declining, it's still better than Fox News' numbers in the demo. Fox News is far ahead in terms of overall viewership.
Hey @FoxNews it’s amusing hearing you opining about @AEW ratings considering #AEWDynamite on Wednesday has beaten EVERY single @FoxNews show for 6 straight weeks! Here are the recent charts (including this week) to prove it. See you TONIGHT on @TNTdrama 10pmET/9pmCT @ #AEWRampage pic.twitter.com/eiZs7AKFAN— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 17, 2021
Thanks @FoxNews, I appreciate that you’ve highlighted @AEW ratings when #AEWDynamite on Wednesdays has beaten EVERY single show on your network for 6 straight weeks. Here are a few more charts, Twitter only let me attach 4 weeks worth to my last tweet! See you TONIGHT #AEWRampage pic.twitter.com/Ow0vUmLnBs— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 17, 2021
Did you know #AEWDynamite on Wednesdays on @TNTdrama has beaten EVERY single show on @FoxNews for 6 straight weeks? Surely @FOXNews knows as they like talking tv ratings; maybe they should focus on their content instead of playing boar on the floor. See you TONIGHT @ #AEWRampage pic.twitter.com/2NpUxCKqsS— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 17, 2021
Boar on the Floor is game made popular in season two of "Succession" where, well, you can see the clip below to try to figure out what's actually going on.