• AEW Dynamite Beats WWE RAW In The 18-49 Demo Ratings Again, TNT Brags
AEW Dynamite managed to beat WWE RAW in the 18-49 demo ratings by a very small margin for the second week in a row.
This week’s episode of RAW, which was built around Big E winning the WWE Championship, drew 1.67 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demo (which means that 556,000 viewers were in the 18-49 age group).
This is down from last week’s 1.85 million viewers with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demo (which means that 670,000 viewers were in the 18-49 age group).
The drop in viewership was due to heavy competition from Week 1 of Monday Night Football.
You can check out the viewership numbers for NFL’s Monday Night Football below:
ESPN – 7.6 million viewers
ABC – 6.5 million viewers
ESPN 2 – 800,000 viewers
On the other hand, this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite drew 1.18 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demo (which means that 574,000 viewers were in the 18-49 age group).
This is down from last week’s 1.32 million viewers with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demo (which means that 681,000 viewers viewers were in the 18-49 age group).
TNT, as usual, went on to brag about AEW’s ratings success with the following press release:
TNT’s “AEW: DYNAMITE” Continues Domination As Wednesday’s #1 Cable Program Four Weeks in a Row
“AEW: Dynamite” continues its domination as Wednesday’s #1 cable program among P18-49 for the fourth straight week. See highlights below:
“AEW: Dynamite” – Week 102 – Wed 8p-10p
574K P18-49 / 186K P18-34 / 1.2M P2+
* Ranked #1 on cable for Wednesday among P18-49 for the fourth week in a row
* 2021 median age tracking at 48 with 69% male skew
On last night’s episode of “AEW: Dynamite,” Adam Cole made his in-ring debut against “Elite Hunter” Frankie Kazarian, Bryan Danielson addressed AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, Shawn Spears battled Darby Allin, Jade Cargill took on “Legit” Leyla Hirsch, and CM Punk was featured as a guest commentator.
Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, AEW is a new professional wrestling league headlined by Kenny Omega, Dr. Britt Baker, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Cody & Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Adam Cole, Sting, Jon Moxley, Miro, Lucha Bros., PAC, Hangman Page, MJF, Darby Allin, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, Ruby Soho, Hikaru Shida, Thunder Rosa, Jade Cargill, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo, Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, Sammy Guevara, Scorpio Sky, Ethan Page, Orange Cassidy, Ricky Starks, Powerhouse Hobbs, Lance Archer, 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.
WATCH: Natalya Brutally Spanks Her Sister (Keep Your Volume Low For This):
• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (September 16, 2002) – WWE Monday Night RAW
On this day in 2002, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Unforgiven 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Ric Flair vs. Rico
2. Booker T vs. Test
3. WWE World Tag Titles: Christian & Lance Storm vs. Bubba Ray Dudley & Spike Dudley
4. Intercontinental Title: Chris Jericho vs. Rob Van Dam
5. Kane vs. William Regal
6. World Heavyweight Title: Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy