Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite episode drew 1.172 million viewers, up 20.21% from last week’s Dynamite, which drew 975,000 viewers.
Dynamite drew a 0.48 rating in the key 18-49 demographic this week. This is up 37.14% from last week’s 0.35 rating. The 0.48 key demographic rating represents around 620,000 viewers who watched the show from that 18-49 demo. This is up 38.7% from last week’s 447,000 18-49 viewers that the 0.35 key demo rating represented.
Dynamite ranked #1 on the Cable Top 150 this week with the 0.35 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is up from last week’s #4 ranking.
Dynamite ranked #31 in viewership for the night on cable. This is up from last week’s #38 ranking.
This week’s Dynamite with CM Punk’s Wednesday night debut for AEW drew the second-best audience of the year, and the third-best in show history. Dynamite drew the most viewers since the April 14 episode, which was the first show after WWE NXT moved to Tuesdays. The show drew the second-best key demo rating, behind the 0.68 rating that the Dynamite debut drew on October 2, 2019, and the best key demo rating of 2021 so far. This week’s viewership was up 20.21% from last week, while the 18-49 key demo rating was up 37.14% from last week.
Last night’s Dynamite viewership was up 44% from the same week in 2020. The key demo was up 65.5% from the same week last year.
While AEW topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 with the 0.48 rating. Tucker Carlson Tonight on FOX News topped the night in viewership with 3.711 million viewers, ranking #4 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.33 rating in the key demo.
America’s Got Talent on NBC topped the night on network TV in viewership with an average of 5.790 million viewers. Big Brother on CBS took the #1 spot in the 18-49 demographic with a 0.95 rating.
This week’s Dynamite from the UWM Panther Arena in Milwaukee featured several matches and segments advertised ahead of time – CM Punk making his Dynamite debut, Red Velvet vs. Jamie Hayter, Matt Hardy vs. Orange Cassidy, AEW World Tag Team Titles Eliminator Tournament: The Varsity Blonds vs. Lucha Bros in a match for the AEW World Tag Team Titles Eliminator Tournament, Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston and Darby Allin vs. Ryan Nemeth, JD Drake and Cezar Bononi, QT Marshall, Aaron Solo and Nick Comoroto vs. Austin, Colten and Billy Gunn, Chris Jericho addressing his future, plus Malakai Black vs. Brock Anderson, which was the main event.