“AEW Dynamite” has been doing well in recent times. The show garnered over 1 million viewers over several weeks in a row, notably after declining from all out pay-per-view. That said, Eric Bischoff doesn’t see a rise in AEW’s ratings as a sign of success. during the latest episode of “Strictly Business” The former WCW executive said the increase in viewership does not equate to substantial growth.
“He did some of his highest numbers… OK, so he improved his weekly average to about 50 to 75,000 people?”
When asked if some of the increase was better than a drop, Bischoff described it as a “rounding error” and said the company had not experienced any significant growth. “Let’s turn the corner and see if the wreckage of the car is on the side of the highway and whether they’ve cleared it up yet.”
According to Bischoff, AEW failed to attract a very large audience due to the lack of “compelling television” being produced by the promotion. He described the recent rating increase as a “blip” as the most recent episode of “Dynamite” went below 1 million viewers. To picture four onlineThis was the show’s lowest rating since August 17.
The WWE Hall of Famer stated that there has been no “renewed interest” in AEW’s product “year after year”. In addition, he believes the fan base has “spoiled” because the company only produces television that appeals to its core audience rather than with the goal of drawing some new eye.
Some in the AEW camp have also criticized the ratings. Jim Ross questioned the “Grand Slam” numbers, the event being publicized as a must-see with lots of top stars and title matches on display.