Last week’s AEW Dynamite episode was able to draw a total of 1.175 million viewers, while Wednesday’s Grand Slam episode of Dynamite was able to draw a total of 1.273 million viewers, Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily reports.
This total is up 8.34% from last week’s episode of Dynamite, which drew a rating of 0.48 in the 18-49 key demo. This past Wednesday’s rating of 0.48 is up 9.09% from last week’s rating of 0.44 in the key 18-49 demo. The 0.48 rating in the 18-49 key demographic represents around 627,000 total viewers that watched last Wednesday Grand Slam’s Dynamite from that demographic. This is up 9.23% from last week’s 574,000 total viewers in the 18-49 key demo.
Last Wednesday’s Grand Slam episode of AEW Dynamite featured AEW World Champion Kenny Omega vs. Bryan Danielson, CM Punk in an in-ring interview segment, Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black, MJF (Maxwell Jacob Friedman) vs. Brian Pillman Jr., Sting and Darby Allin vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) and AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. defending against Ruby Soho, which was the main event.
The viewership number of last Wednesday night’s Grand Slam episode of Dynamite, which drew the third-highest audience in show history and the second-highest audience of the year and tied with the August 25 episode of Dynamite for the third-best key demo rating in show history, was up 52.5% from the same week in 2020, which, at the time, competed against the NXT brand, while the 18-49 key demo rating was up 50% from the same week in 2020.
Last Wednesday night’s Dynamite topped the night on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.48 rating in the 18-49 key demo, while Dynamite ranked #22 in viewership for the night on cable. This is the fifth week that Dynamite has ranked #1 on the Cable Top 150, while the viewership is up from last week’s #26 ranking. This past Wednesday night’s Grand Slam Dynamite falls short of beating last Monday’s RAW in the 18-49 key demo as Dynamite drew a rating of 0.48 in the 18-49 demo, while RAW drew a rating of 0.49 also in the 18-49 demo.
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AEW Dynamite last night on TNT was watched by 1,273,000 viewers on average, incl. 627,000 aged 18 to 49 (0.48 demo rating).— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) September 23, 2021
That’s just short of WWE Raw’s 0.49 demo rating this week, ending Dynamite’s 2-week run ahead of Raw.
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This was the 3rd-highest Dynamite ever in both total viewership and 18-49.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) September 23, 2021
#1 and #2 are the debut episode (10/2/2019) and the post-All Out episode on September 8, respectively, in both categories.
AEW Dynamite was #1 on the day among cable originals in 18-49, well ahead of Real Housewives on Bravo. The latter did a 0.39 demo rating.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) September 23, 2021
There were many premiers on broadcast. The Masked Singer led overall with a 1.11 demo rating (4.7 million viewers total).
Dynamite this week led Raw in M18-49: 434,000 viewers to Raw's 419,000 in that demo. The lead was carried by Dynamite's M35-49 audience.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) September 23, 2021
Full report is now up with analysis across more than a dozen demos and a full listing of the day's TV competition.https://t.co/2ewhqrT9ol
Quarter-hours for #AEWGrandSlam— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) September 24, 2021
The most-watched quarter of AEW Dynamite this week was Q2, which was entirely the middle part of the Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega match, and was watched by 1,373,000 viewers, including 679,000 in 18-49.
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