AEW Dynamite hit a six-month high in overall viewership with its 24 August episode, which was marketed primarily around CM Punk and Jon Moxley's World Championship unification match.
As originally reported by Wrestlenomics' Brandon Thurston, 1.049 million total viewers watched this Wednesday's show on TBS. Amongst this number were approximately 444,000 aged between 18 and 49 for a rating of 0.34. This was enough for Dynamite to finish first on the night amongst original cable telecasts.
Dynamite has now finished first on cable in eight of the past 10 weeks. The show has not dropped out of the nightly top five since 25 May, when it ranked sixth.
P2+ viewership was at its highest since the 9 February episode. Additionally, this was the show's best P18-49 number since 6 July.
The much-hyped Moxley vs. Punk match aired at around 9 PM ET. Per Thurston, this was the show's most successful quarter-hour, pulling in 1.198 million P2+ viewers and 512,000 in the key 18-49 demographic:-
Quarter-hours for AEW Dynamite last night on TBSAdvertisement— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) August 26, 2022
AEW's network partners, Warner Bros. Discovery, have issued the following press release touting the show's success:-
TBS’ “AEW Dynamite” was the #1 cable program in 18-49 on Wednesday. Please see ratings highlights and program details below.
444K P18-49 (0.68 Rtg) / 507K P25-54 (0.79 Rtg) / 1049K P2+ (0.57 Rtg)
Ranked #1 on cable for Wednesday among P18-49+15% among P18-49 and +10% among P2+ vs. prior week's episode
Last night’s “AEW: Dynamite” was live from Cleveland and featured AEW World Champion CM Punk facing AEW Interim World Champion Jon Moxley to unify the Championship, Death Triangle facing Will Ospreay and Aussie Open in the AEW World Trios Championship semi-final, AEW’s first ever Father vs. Son Match with Billy Gunn battling Colten Gunn, Dax Harwood taking on Jay Lethal, Dr. Britt Baker DMD going one-on-one with KiLynn King, and an intense face-to-face confrontation between Daniel Garcia and Lionheart Chris Jericho escalating with the American Dragon Bryan Danielson.
Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan in 2019, AEW is headlined by Jon Moxley, CM Punk, Thunder Rosa, Chris Jericho, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), Adam Cole, Sting, FTR, Jungle Boy, Jade Cargill, Dr. Britt Baker, Scorpio Sky, Hangman Page, Sammy Guevara, Matt Hardy, Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland, Miro, Lucha Bros., PAC, Wardlow, Darby Allin, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, Ruby Soho, Toni Storm, Hikaru Shida, Athena, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo, Christian Cage, Eddie Kingston, Ethan Page, Orange Cassidy, Ricky Starks, Powerhouse Hobbs, Luchasaurus, Lance Archer, Keith Lee and many more. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry. “AEW: Dynamite” airs every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET on TBS and attracts the youngest wrestling audience on television.