This week’s (Sept. 8) episode of AEW Dynamite was a major ratings success. The All Out fallout show saw the Wednesday night arrivals of Bryan Danielson, Ruby Soho, and Adam Cole. When you throw on top of that a sprinkling of CM Punk, Jon Moxley, Minoru Suzuki, and Malakai Black, you have a recipe for AEW Dynamite beating WWE Raw in the key demo rating for the first time ever.
Tony Khan responded to the ratings news on Twitter, thanking AEW fans for supporting All Elite Wrestling:
Thank you to all of you amazing wrestling fans who made #AEWDynamite the #1 show on cable Wednesday for the 3rd straight week + were part of our biggest viewership since our debut! We’re setting new records for tv, ppv, live attendance + merchandise, all thanks to you great fans!— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 9, 2021
Demo God Chris Jericho chose more of an ‘I told you so’ route to boast about Dynamite’s accomplishment:
The TNT Network celebrated Dynamite’s ratings with the following press release:
“TNT’s “AEW: DYNAMITE” Draws Its Largest Audience Holding Strong As Wednesday’s #1 Cable Program for Three Straight Weeks
“AEW: Dynamite” on TNT drew in its largest audience last night in P18-49 since launch, making it Wednesday’s #1 cable program for the third straight week. See highlights below:
“AEW: Dynamite” – Week 101 – Wed 8p-10p
681K P18-49 / 183K P18-34 / 1.3M P2+
– Ranked #1 on cable for Wednesday among P18-49 for the third week in a row
– Best P18-49 and total viewer performance for “AEW: Dynamite” since the series premiere
– +40% vs. prior week in P18-49 and +26% in total viewers
Last night’s episode saw the fallout from Sunday’s incredible “AEW All Out” PPV and was the “AEW: Dynamite” debut of both Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole. The legendary Minoru Suzuki challenged Cincinnati hometown hero Jon Moxley, Dustin Rhodes from the Nightmare Family sought revenge on Malakai Black, and ALL OUT Casino Battle Royale winner Ruby Soho made her first “AEW: Dynamite” appearance against Jamie Hayter. Also, CM Punk addressed his historic return to the ring – defeating Darby Allin at ALL OUT.”
It was a huge week for AEW, folks. Let’s see if they can keep the good times rolling into New York City later this month.