Wednesday’s live New Year’s Smash edition of AEW Dynamite drew 975,000 viewers on TNT, according to Showbuzz Daily. This is down 4.41% from last week’s Holiday Bash episode, which drew 1.020 million viewers.
The final Dynamite of 2021 drew a 0.37 rating in the key 18-49 demographic this week. This is equal with last week’s 0.37 rating.
Regarding the 2021 totals, Dynamite drew a total of 46.374 million viewers over 52 episodes, which includes Friday and Saturday episodes, for an average of 891,810 viewers per episode. Dynamite averaged a 0.34 18-49 key demo rating in 2021. To compare, the average 2021 viewership is up 10% from the 810,755 viewers per episode over 53 episodes that Dynamite averaged in 2020, and down 1.27% from the 903,333 viewers per episode over 12 episodes that Dynamite averaged in 2019.
Wednesday’s New Year’s Smash edition of AEW Dynamite aired live from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, and featured a several happenings advertised ahead of time – the return of Jim Ross, CM Punk’s Daily’s Place debut, Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and AEW World Tag Team Champions Lucha Bros. vs. Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy, Marq Quen and AAA World Tag Team Champions FTR, Jade Cargill vs. Thunder Rosa in a semi-finals match for the AEW TBS Title Tournament, Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz vs. Daniel Garcia and 2point0, plus Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly vs. Best Friends and Orange Cassidy, which was the main event.