AEW Dynamite Beats WWE Raw In Key Viewership Demo For Second Consecutive Week
A drop in viewership overall for AEW Dynamite
AEW Dynamite has reportedly beaten WWE Monday Night Raw in the key 18-49 viewership demographic for a second consecutive week.
Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics reports that the Wednesday 15 September episode of AEW Dynamite drew a viewership of 1.175 million, a decrease from the 1.319 million that tuned in last week.
Dynamite also posted a 0.44 rating - 574,000 viewers - in the 18 to 49 demographic. While this rating is also down from last week's AEW Dynamite, which achieved a 0.53, it is once again higher than the number posted by Monday Night Raw in the same week. WWE's red brand show on Monday 13 September was watched by 568,000 people in the key demographic.
Dynamite's lead in the crucial demo over Raw was driven by AEW's larger male 35 to 49 audience, which sat at 286,000 compared to Raw’s 230,000. Raw did register a larger viewership in the 18-34 bracket, at 187,000, but AEW Dynamite was only just behind at 186,000.
It is worth noting, for context, that this week's Raw faced significant competition for the audience from NFL Monday Night Football. The game between Las Vegas Raiders and Baltimore Ravens is reported to have pulled in around 12.691 million viewers across three different networks, which would have had a huge affect on WWE Raw's rating.