Last week’s AEW Dynamite episode was able to draw 983,000 viewers, while Tuesday’s special episode of AEW Dynamite was able to draw a total of 752,000 viewers, reports Showbuzz Daily and Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics.
This total is down 23.50% from last week’s AEW Dynamite, which drew a rating of 0.26 in the 18-49 key demo. This past Tuesday’s rating of 0.26 is down 18.75% from last week’s 0.32 rating in the key 18-49 demo. Last Tuesday’s 0.26 rating in the 18-49 key demographic represents 339,000 viewers that watched this past Tuesday’s AEW Dynamite episode from that demo. This is down 18.70% from last week’s 458,000 total viewers in the 18-49 key demo. Last Tuesday night’s AEW Dynamite went head-to-head with WWE NXT and won the Tuesday night ratings war as WWE’s NXT drew 676,000 viewers, with a rating of 0.18 in the key 18-49 demo.
This past Tuesday’s special episode of AEW Dynamite from the Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, Ohio featured MJF and William Regal in an in-ring segment, Renee Paquette interviewing Bryan Danielson and Wheeler Yuta, ROH World Champion Chris Jericho defending his title against ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Dalton Castle, AEW World Trios Champions Death Triangle putting their AEW World Trios Titles on the line against AEW All-Atlantic Champion Orange Cassidy and Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta), Interim AEW Women’s World Champion Toni Storm defending her Interim AEW Women’s World Title against Hikaru Shida and AEW World Champion Jon Moxley putting his AEW World Championship on the line against “Hangman” Adam Page, which was the main event.
The viewership number of last Tuesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite, which drew the lowest total audience and key demo rating of the year so far, was up 30.78% from the same week in 2021, while the key 18-49 demo rating was up 18.18% from the same week in 2021. The 2021 episode of AEW Dynamite was a Saturday Night Dynamite episode.
Last Tuesday night’s AEW Dynamite ranked #8 for the night on the Cable Top 150, with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 key demo, which is down from last week’s #4 ranking. This past Tuesday night’s AEW Dynamite ranked #45 in viewership for the night on cable, which is down from last week’s #32 ranking.
You can check out the tweets below:
AEW Dynamite last night on TBS (8-10pm)— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 19, 2022
P18-49 rating: 0.26
#8 cable original in P18-49
WWE NXT last night on USA Network (8-10:07pm)
P18-49 rating: 0.18
#12 cable original in P18-49
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NXT's P18-49 was highest since Aug 16 despite head-to-head competition from AEW, NBA, MLB, NHL.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 19, 2022
Inside MLB, Dynamite's lead-in, had 1.95 million viewers & 0.50 P18-49.
?We'll be live at 5pm ET to talk the ratings.https://t.co/rovaxjnQcJ
?Full report: https://t.co/Ck5qFY008j pic.twitter.com/f5fPlovTMy
Quarter-hours:https://t.co/HGdMQPs0Al— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 19, 2022
Dynamite led NXT in 18-49 in every quarter-hour.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 19, 2022
But in total viewership NXT led in 2 quarters, during Grimes & OC vs. Schism and later during the Quinn vs. Elliott.
Besides QH1, which likely benefited from the lead-in, quarter w/ MJF-Regal promo was the highest for Dynamite.
The full report is up for subscribers and includes quarter-hour breakdowns for Phillies vs. Padres on FS1 and Celtics vs. 76ers on TNT while they opposed the wrestling shows.https://t.co/HGdMQPs0Al— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 19, 2022