AEW Dynamite Ranks First On Cable For First Time Ever

Blood & Guts proves a big ratings success for AEW and TNT.

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Blood & Guts was a considerable ratings success for All Elite Wrestling this week, with the Dynamite special propelling the promotion to the top of the night's cable rankings for the first time in the brand's history.

Dynamite improved to a 0.42 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This is up from the previous week's 0.33 and is the show's highest number since its first uncontested week, when it hit 0.44 on 14 April.

AEW's closest cable competition on the night was The Challenge: Double Agents Reunion Part 2, which hit 0.32, meaning Blood & Guts finished well ahead of every other show.


As far as overall viewership goes, Dynamite improved from the previous week's 889,000 to 1.090 million viewers, meaning the show has now broken the million viewer mark on three of its four uncontested weeks without NXT competition.

Last week's numbers were greatly hindered by a clash with President Joe Biden's address to Congress.


Dynamite's biggest improvement came in males aged 12-34, where the show was up 69.2% to a 0.22 rating. This came following a slight decline from 0.15 to 0.13 the previous week.

Data: Showbuzz Daily and Wrestlenomics.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.