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This Controversial AEW Star Drew Over 1 Million Viewers Last Week

Dynamite's peak viewership came from an interesting source.

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Orange Cassidy is a certified ratings draw for All Elite Wrestling.

This was known beforehand, of course, with the controversial wrestler's quarter-hour numbers posting regular viewership increases over the past few months, though it has been further highlighted by last week's success, as 'Freshly Squeezed' drew Dynamite's peak viewership after entering the TNT Championship number one contender's battle royal.

As pointed out by Figure Four Online's Daily Update column, over 1 million people tuned in from the point Cassidy properly entered the bout - including 500,000 in the key 18-49 demographic. This was the most-watched part of the show.

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Cassidy had previously been taken out of the contest by The Inner Circle's Ortiz and Santana, who attacked him on the entrance ramp. Vanishing for much of the clash, OC re-entered late on, popping a solid viewership number and engaging in the final showdown with Jungle Boy, who ended up taking the bout.

Love him or hate him, the people are tuning in for him.

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The same column also notes that Tony Khan came up with Cassidy's booking in the match. The AEW President and Cody worked on much of the bout's finer details, though Christopher Daniels, Colt Cabana, and Billy Gunn were the main producers.

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