It’s Thursday and you know what that means… ratings for Wednesday night AEW Dynamite are out. AEW was in Washington D.C. for its third-anniversary show. It was another packed show. Let’s see how they did.
AEW Dynamite Back Where It Began
It was the third anniversary was back where the very first AEW Dynamite took place. This week’s edition of AEW Dynamite was live from Washington D.C. The crowd was jacked up and ready for what AEW Dynamite was going to offer.
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The October 5th edition of AEW Dynamite week’s show was viewed by 1,038,000 million people and did a .33 in the 18-49 demo.
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 6, 2022
AEW Dynamite’s streak of five straight weeks over a million ended last week. Though it was trending towards a sixth week if not for the Hurricane. But it was another strong performance this week as AEW Dynamite again tops the million viewer mark. That’s five of six weeks over the million-viewer mark. It is a similar pattern AEW saw this time last year as seen below. The number next week will be telling. Both the viewership and demo were up from the previous week. The show was number two on cable according to Showbuzzdaily.com.
The show opened with MJF having his first match on Dynamite before Double or Nothing. This is the third straight on the anniversary edition of Dynamite, where MJF had the first match. MJF took on Wheeler Yuta. This was a hotly contested match after a couple of weeks of build. Yuta and MJF had some great sequences in the match. Especially when they tried to counter each during pinning predicaments. MJF got the win and after the match is where things got interesting. As they two were going to show sign of respect before Lee Moriarty came in to beat up Yuta. MJF was yelling at Moriarty for doing that, William Regal left the broadcast booth with the brass knucks as MJF was going to hit Yuta with the ring.
Following that Darby Allin took on Jay Lethal. Another excellent match between two pros of the sport. Darby Allin got the win after Lethal got distracted by his own guys. After the match, there was a tease of Lethal breaking up with Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt. The point was to have this match as a one-on-one competition without help. Lethal stated so in the build to the match.
Following that was Brian Cage vs Wardlow for the TNT Title. This was a solid match between two big guys. They showed excellent athleticism. Wardlow got the win over Cage to retain the title with Powerbomb Symphony. After the match, Prince Nana’s Embassy faction Gates of Agony came out to assault the champion. Samoa Joe and FTR came out to make the save.
Women’s trios match followed as Willow Nightingale, Toni Storm and Athena with Saraya took on Jamie Hayter, Serena Deeb and Penelope Ford with Britt Baker in their corner. This fine match. Willow got the win for her team. Everyone was talking about what happened after between Baker and Saraya. They had a physical altercation. Following that it was the National Scissoring Day Segment. This was fun and entertaining. A great way to celebrate The Acclaimed.
Rush and Hangman Adam Page were up next. This was a solid match between two good wrestlers. Page got the win and after the match, Moxley came out and cut a great promo as they build towards Tuesday night Dynamite on October 18th for the AEW World Title. Moxley talked about growing up in Cincinnati and being there to defend the title in his hometown and how he was waiting for this fight. Page responded by why wait until then. With Moxley telling Page to watch his mouth it could get him in trouble.
After a segment to set up Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy, it was the main event that saw Bryan Danielson and Daniel Garcia take on Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara. This was a good match. Garcia was super over in this match. Chris Jericho again shows that even though he is the most prolific ROH champion, he continues to disrespect the brand and the title. This was a great match. Danielson was great as usual. The only issue was Guevara getting the win for the heels following Jericho’s cheating to win the match. Guevara has a lot of backstage heat right now and the fans hate him. That was the show.
Here’s a look at the AEW Dynamite viewership and ratings in the 18-49 demo over the past year:
- Sept. 29 1,152,000/ .45
- Oct. 6 1,053,000/ .37
- Oct. 16 727,000/ .28
- Oct. 23 575,000/ .22
- Oct. 27 941,000/ .40
- Nov. 3 878,000 /.32
- Nov. 10 913,000/ .34
- Nov. 17 984,000/ .37
- Nov. 24 898,000/ .31
- Dec. 1 861,000/ .31
- Dec. 8 872,000/.33
- Dec. 15 948,000/ .33
- Dec. 22 1,020,000/ .37
- Dec. 29 975,000/.37
- Jan. 5 1,010,000/.43
- Jan, 12 969,000/.39
- Jan. 19 1,032,000/.44
- Jan. 26 1,100,00/ .41
- Feb. 2 954,000/.35
- Feb. 9 1,129,000/.41
- Feb. 16 869,000/.31
- Feb. 23 1,010,000/.40
- Mar. 2 966,000/.35
- Mar. 9. 945,000/ .40
- Mar. 16 993,000/ .38
- Mar. 23 1,040,000/ .41
- Mar. 30 979,000/.38
- Apr. 6 989,000/.38
- Apr. 13 977,000/ .37
- Apr. 20 930,000/ .37
- Apr. 27 921,000/ .33
- May 4 883,000/ .32
- May 11 840,000/.33
- May 18 922,000/.33
- May 25 929,000/.35
- June 1, 969,000/.40
- June 8, 939,000/.34
- June 15, 761,000/.28
- June 22, 878,000/.31
- June 29, 1,023,000/.36
- July 6, 979,000/.36
- July 11, 942,000/.32
- July 20, 910,000/.32
- July 27, 976,000/.33
- Aug 3, 938,000/.32
- Aug 10, 972,000/.33
- Aug 17, 957,000/.30
- Aug 24, 1,049,000/.34
- Aug 31, 1,020,000/.35
- Sep 7, 1,035,000/.38
- Sep 14, 1,175,000/.39
- Sep 21, 1,039,000/.35
- Sep 28, 990,000/.34
What are your thoughts on the show?
Just a note there are No Smackdown and AEW Rampage ratings as of right now. You can still find them on my Twitter account @JimBiringer.
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