Thursday, May 13, 2021

AEW Dynamite breaks one million viewers

This week’s AEW Dynamite scored 1,219,000 viewers for a 0.44 rating point in the 18-49 demographic.

Dynamite drew the largest audience since their debut episode in October 2019. The show, which was the first Dynamite episode to air unopposed after WWE NXT had a huge surge of about 531,000 viewers from the prior week, and a spike up from last week’s 0.28 demo rating. AEW moved up from 5th to 2nd place in the demo rating for the night.

Dynamite topped all of cable with men 18-49. That’s with two NBA games aired on ESPN and parts of both were directly opposite the show.

The show featured Mike Tyson’s return as part of a Chris Jericho vs. Dax Harwood grudge. Red Velvet vs. Jade Cargill and an AEW World Tag Team Championship match as PAC and Rey Fenix challenged The Young Bucks. The main event featured Matt Hardy vs. Darby Allin for the TNT Championship.

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