Wednesday’s new edition of AEW Dynamite drew 889,000 viewers on TNT, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.
It should be noted that this was the third Dynamite episode to air unopposed after WWE NXT made its move to Tuesday nights. You can click here for the ratings report on Tuesday’s NXT show, which drew 744,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Dynamite featured TNT Champion Darby Allin retaining over 10 in the main event plus AEW World Champion Kenny Omega’s first appearance since winning the Impact World Title, and the final build for Blood & Guts.
This AEW viewership is down 29.47% from last week’s show, which drew 1.104 million viewers.
Dynamite ranked #10 on the Cable Top 150 this week with a 0.33 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is down 10.81% from last week’s show, which ranked #2 with a 0.37 rating in the key demo.
This week’s Dynamite show ranked #57 in viewership, which is down from last week’s #30 ranking.
This week’s AEW viewership was down 29.47% from last week’s show, while the 18-49 key demo rating was down 10.81% from last week. This is the worst viewership and rating since NXT moved to Tuesdays earlier this month.
This week’s Dynamite viewership was up 21.61% from the same week in 2020, while this week’s key demo rating was up 32% from the same week in 2020. It should be noted that AEW went head-to-head with NXT on this week in 2020.
President Biden’s address to Congress dominated cable TV last night. CNN’s address coverage at 9pm topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.58 rating, drawing 3.345 million viewers. MSNBC’s address coverage at 9pm topped the night in viewership with 4.116 million viewers, ranking #5 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.38 rating in the key demo.
Biden’s address to Congress also dominated network TV last night. ABC’s address coverage at 9pm topped the night on network TV in viewership with an average of 4.185 million viewers. The Masked Singer on FOX took the #1 spot in the 18-49 demographic with a 0.80 rating.