Wednesday’s live edition of AEW Dynamite drew 979,000 viewers on TNT. This is down 11.2% from last week’s Homecoming edition of Dynamite, which drew 1.102 million viewers.
Dynamite drew a 0.35 rating in the key 18-49 demographic this week. This is down 24% from last week’s 0.46 rating. The 0.35 key demographic rating represents around 454,000 viewers who watched the show from that 18-49 demo. This is down 23.44% from last week’s 593,000 18-49 viewers that the 0.46 key demo rating represented.
This week’s Dynamite marks the end of a 4-week streak at more than 1 million viewers per episode. Dynamite drew the lowest viewership since July 7, which was the first show back on the road. The episode also drew the lowest key demo rating since the July 7 episode, and the third biggest week-to-week drop in the demo for a Wednesday night airing this year. This week’s viewership was down 11.2% from last week, while the 18-49 key demo rating was down 24% from last week.
The episode was the first since July 21st to not face competition from the Olympics. It did go head-to-head with the season premiere of MTV’s The Challenge at 8pm ET, which topped the night with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demo and 660,000 total viewers.
Last night’s Dynamite viewership was up 24% from the same week in 2020. The key demo was up 9.4% from the same week last year, which went head-to-head against WWE NXT in the Wednesday night timeslot.
This week’s Dynamite from the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh featured several matches and segments advertised ahead of time – Kris Statlander vs. Nyla Rose, Darby Allin vs. Daniel Garcia, Matt Hardy and Private Party vs. Chuck Taylor, Wheeler Yuta and Orange Cassidy, Impact World Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers defending against Evil Uno and Stu Grayson, The Elite (AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks) vs. Dante Martin, Matt Sydal and Mike Sydal, plus Chris Jericho vs. Wardlow in Chapter 4 of The Labours of Jericho, which was the main event.