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AEW Dynamite 9/15/21 ratings drop, beats WWE Raw in key demo for second straight week

The live viewership numbers for AEW Dynamite are in and the show was down in total viewers and the 18-49 demographic.

Dynamite drew 1.175 million viewers, which is down from the 1.319 million viewers the show previously drew last week. The viewership was expected to be down as last week was the second-highest viewership the show has done in the history of Dynamite.

In the 18-49 demographic, the show did a 0. 43, which is down from the 0.53 last week, which edged out Raw in the key demo as Raw did a 0.52. This week’s Dynamite also beat Raw’s key demo with 574,000 viewers compared to Raw’s 556,000. This is impressive as Monday’s Raw featured a loaded card with the WWE Title on the line in the main event while AEW was building matches for next week’s Grand Slam episode.

Brandon Thurston of WrestleNomics reported the news. Dynamite ranked #1 in the top 150 shows on cable for the night, the same as the #1 ranking last week. Here’s the breakdown in each demo for the show, according to ShowBuzz Daily:

Viewers 18-49 – 0.43
Female viewers 18-49 – 0.26
Male viewers 18-49 – 0.62
Viewers 18-34 – 0.27
Female viewers 12-34 – 0.16
Male viewers 12-34 – 0.28
Viewers 25-54 – .0.52
Viewers 50+ – 0.48

The episode featured Adam Cole’s AEW in-ring debut against Frankie Kazarian, Jade Cargill with Smart Mark Sterling vs. Leyla Hirsch, Darby Allin with Sting vs. Shawn Spears with Tully Blanchard, CM Punk on commentary, Bryan Danielson confronting AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston vs. 2pointo and more.

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