AEW Dynamite Ratings Bounce Back After NXT Head-To-Head

AEW Dynamite stage

October 18th was a good night for AEW Dynamite.

As reported by Wrestlenomincs, the October 18th episode of Dynamite pulled in 901,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic. The figure represents a significant increase on the previous week where 609,000 people tuned in. On that occasion, the show aired on Tuesday and went head-to-head with NXT, with WWE’s show drawing 921,000 viewers.

The viewership is up 12.6% from when the show last aired in its usual Wednesday timeslot and is the second-highest rating since July 19th.

On the show, Sting announced that he will retire at AEW Revolution 2024. The WWE Hall of Famer paid tribute to legends he’s shared the ring with before explaining that as his first AEW match was at Revolution 2021, his last will be at the same event.

Elsewhere, Juice Robinson won the Dynamite Dozen Battle Royal earning a future shot MJF and the Dynamite Diamond Ring in the process. Meanwhile, Lance Archer returned to defeat Barrett Brown, Kenny Omega got the better of Kyle Fletcher, Wardlow battered Ryan Nemeth, Hikaru Shida pinned Emi Sakura and Jay White beat Penta El Zero Miedo.

Strong Ratings For AEW Collision

The positive rating for Dynamite comes after the ratings for AEW Collision also saw a boost. The October 14th episode pulled in an average of 504,000 viewers. The episode also scored a 0.14 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic.

The figure for total viewers was a significant rise from October 7th, when the show drew 353,000 viewers, which in turn was an increase on September 30th when a record low 327,000 fans tuned in.