AEW Dynamite watched over a million viewers on Wednesday at the AEW Grand Slam with 1.039 million viewers. This number is down 12% from last week. The AEW 18-49 rating also saw a drop of 0.35 compared to last week’s 0.39. Last year, the AEW Dynamite Grand Slam drew 1.273 million viewers with a 0.48 ratio at 18-49. Despite a disappointing figure for one of its biggest TV shows of the year, Dynamite was No. 1 on cable and this is the fifth consecutive week that AEW Dynamite has recorded one million or more viewers.
The AEW Dynamite Grand Slam saw the debut of Saraya – formerly known as Paige – and two new champions. Jon Moxley reclaimed the AEW World Championship by defeating Brian Danielson, while the acclaimed Swerve in our Glory dethroned in tonight’s real main event.
The AEW Dynamite Grand Slam sprang from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York Despite having a much smaller crowd – just over 12,000 fans didn’t come close to selling out the stadium compared to about 20,000 fans last year – AEW’s AEW Dynamite Grand Slam became AEW’s first television broadcast to draw the gate Million dollars. The fact that AEW achieved this feat without CM Punk should be a vindication for Tony Khan, who took credit for AEW’s first million dollar home during his infamous meltdown after AEW All Out.
“When someone [Hangman Adam Page] Whoever didn’t do anything in this business jeopardize the first million dollar home this company had just crushed my back and went on national TV and did it, it’s a disgrace to this industry. “It’s a disgrace to this company,” Punk said during his fiery cries. It is said that Punk is not expected to return to AEW as his contract is likely to be bought.
Ratings for AEW Dynamite Grand Slam 2022
- AEW Dynamite total viewers: 1.039 million
- AEW Dynamite 18-49 rating: 0.35
Despite experiencing turmoil, questionable leadership, and recent momentum during WWE’s Triple H Era, AEW Dynamite has rebounded strongly in viewership. With the eventful month of September coming to a close, October will also see many big performances. AEW Dynamite is set to premiere in Toronto on October 12, then the following week, Dynamite will be released Head to head with WWE NXT On Tuesday, October 18th due to pre-emption. AEW President Tony Khan didn’t waste much time booking the show once the AEW Grand Slam stopped broadcasting.
“On the first Tuesday night of this year, Dynamite, October 18, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the winner of the Grand Slam Golden Ticket Battle Royal will get a chance at the first three-time AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley, if he still is,” said Khan.
WWE NXT Tuesday is also scheduled to be the home show of NXT TakeOver: Halloween Havoc.