Chris Jericho: AEW Are "Primed" For A Big New TV Deal

AEW have maintained steady ratings and good numbers in that all important target demographic

AEW’s rise has been meteoric, going from a ‘what if’ to an internationally broadcast company with two weekly televised shows in a little over three years.

As AEW grows, so too does its value, and during an appearance on Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Wrestling With Freddie podcast, AEW’s Chris Jericho has speculated that AEW’s growth has ‘primed’ the company for a big new TV deal:

“We went from an ad-revenue share to a contract I believe $160 million dollars for four years from the demos and ratings that we got right out of the gate [After the first three to four months of being on television],” Jericho explained. “When I first started podcasting it was an ad-share. Either you strike up a chord and get a fanbase quickly or you don’t. So, we [AEW] were able to get one very quickly and it paid off in spades. And now, if you look at the television contracts that are out there, I mean, we are primed, if we continue to do the demos we are doing, for a huge renewal when the time comes just because of the ratings, and more importantly, the demos that we have been acquiring.”

In the USA, AEW is broadcast on TBS and TNT, with television deals throughout the globe, including ITV in the UK.

H/T: Wrestling Inc. 

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