• Chris Jericho Reacts To AEW Dynamite Beating WWE RAW In The 18-49 Demo Ratings This Week
During a recent interview on Busted Open Radio, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho claimed that AEW’s flagship show Dynamite is going to have higher TV-ratings than WWE’s flagship show Monday Night RAW within 6 months from now.
Here’s what Y2J said:
“Sooner or later, we’re going to start beating RAW. It’s not going to be every week, but I bet you over the next 2-4 months, maybe 4-6, we’re going to start beating RAW, and that’s my prediction that I’m saying to you guys right here.
And the reason for that is we keep talking about the cool factor, but it’s the storytelling. We don’t panic, we don’t rush. We live in our own world and we book accordingly. We book smartly, if you watch our show it’s like watching the first three Star Wars episodes, one thing always leads to the next and sometimes you’ll see where the seeds were planted months earlier, but we always know what we want to do and where we want to go.”
After the All Out PPV, Jericho tweeted the following:
“Tonight the game changed….. @aew”
This week’s episode of WWE RAW (tap here to read results), which was booked around the Tag Team Turmoil match, drew an overnight viewership of 1.85 million, with a 0.52 rating in the 18-49 demo (which means 678,000 viewers were aged between 18-49).
On the other hand, last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite (tap here to read results), which featured the fallout from All Out (which was AEW’s most successful PPV event ever), drew an overnight viewership of 1.32 million, with a 0.53 rating in the 18-49 demo (which means 681,000 viewers were aged between 18-49).
While RAW still had more viewers than Dynamite in the US, Dynamite managed to beat them in the coveted 18-49 ratings, which is an important statistic for the advertisers.
Here’s what Jericho wrote about this accomplishment:
“I told you on Sunday night that the game has changed!”
“I was wrong, it didn’t take 4-6 months. It took 4-6 days….”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (September 10, 2000) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was pre-taped at the Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Unforgiven 2000’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. WWF Hardcore Title: Steve Blackman vs. Perry Saturn
2. Gangrel vs. Crash Holy
3. Dean Malenko vs. The Big Boss Man
4. Lita & The Hardy Boyz vs. Ivory & Chaz & D-Lo Brown