The good times continue to roll for AEW as their flagship show Dynamite has once again beaten WWE’s RAW in the sought-after 18-49 rating demo.
This is the second time in as many weeks that AEW Dynamite has achieved the feat and this higher rating came despite RAW seeing the much-loved Big E cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase and become WWE Champion for the first time.
Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics reported that AEW Dynamite drew an average of 1,175,000 viewers. 574,000 of those viewers were aged 18 to 49, which equates to a rating of 0.44. This edged out RAW’s 0.43 rating that they achieved with their Monday night offering.
The prior week’s edition of AEW Dynamite achieved an average viewership of 1,319,000 viewers as fans clamoured to see the fall out from All Out. Bryan Danielson, Ruby Soho, and Adam Cole all made their Dynamite debuts during that episode of the show.
The September 15th edition of AEW Dynamite saw Bryan Danielson lay down the challenge for a match with Kenny Omega which the AEW World Champion eventually accepted. The two men will face off one on one in a dream match at AEW Grand Slam inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York.
Danielson confronted Omega to lay down the gauntlet to face the ‘Best Bout Machine’ one-on-one in his in-ring debut – noting he was not interested in challenging for the AEW World Championship. Don Callis initially rejected the former WWE Champion’s offer but after much goading from Bryan, Omega accepted.
AEW Grand Slam promises to be another packed Wednesday night offering from AEW. Brian Pillman Jr. gets his chance to get his hands on MJF after several rounds of extremely personal remarks made by the leader of The Pinnacle.
In another extremely personal rivalry, Cody Rhodes will square off once again with Malakai Black. Rhodes made his return to AEW television on the 15th of September coming to the aid of his fellow Go Big Show judge Rosario Dawson who jumped Black from behind.
The Icon Sting will be in action in his first match in The Big Apple in eight years as he teams with Darby Allin to face former AEW Tag Team Champions FTR.
Ruby Soho will cash in her chips from winning the Casino Battle Royale at All Out as she challenges Dr. Britt Baker DMD for the AEW Women’s World Championship.