When AEW officially announced their third hour of television on the TNT network would be called Rampage, it was also announced that both Dynamite and Rampage are permanently moving to the TBS network in January 2022. The decision on the move was made in part because TNT’s deal with the National Hockey League (NHL) will frequently interfere with the AEW television schedule.
In an update on that story, Variety is now reporting that Dynamite’s move to TBS has an official date, but Rampage will remain on TNT:
The pro wrestling promotion’s flagship weekly series will move from TNT to TBS on January 5, 2022. Until then, new episodes will continue to air weekly on TNT Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
However, the recently launched sister show “AEW: Rampage” will remain on TNT instead of moving to TBS as originally planned. “Rampage” debuted on TNT on Aug. 13 and airs weekly on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
AEW has proven to be a strong ratings draw for the Turner networks, with “AEW:Dynamite” ranking as the number one show on cable in the key adults 18-49 demographic for the past four Wednesdays in a row. Ratings data for the most recent episode of “Dynamite” that aired on Sept. 22 are not available at the time of this publishing, but the show did barely edge out WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” in the key demo last week. “Dynamite” finished its two hour broadcast with a 0.44 rating in the demo, while the three-hour “Raw” did a 0.43.
The decision to keep Rampage on TNT is a strong sign the network is quite pleased with how the show is performing in the ratings right now.
Are you looking forward to keeping track of AEW’s weekly television shows across two different networks starting on Jan. 5, 2022?