AEW Dynamite Will Air Live on the West Coast Starting This Week

AEW Dynamite will air live on TNT in the pacific and mountain time zones starting this week, Tony Khan announced.

Dynamite previously aired on a three hour tape delay there, at 8 PM PT / 9 PM MT.

The reason for the move is that TNT will often be airing NHL games on Wednesday nights at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT. As of last week, TNT’s plan was to air Dynamite after the NHL game in the western US, meaning it was scheduled to air at around 10 PM PT / 11 PM MT.

That move would have likely hurt Dynamite’s ratings, with it airing in a late time slot in much of the country. Airing live in the west could also hurt Dynamite’s ratings, since 5 PM PT is a much worse time slot than prime time at 8 PM.