The ratings and demographic viewership for AEW Dynamite were the lowest they’ve been in quite some time.
With Forbidden Door in the rearview mirror, the June 28th episode of AEW Dynamite saw Jon Moxley take on Tomohiro Ishii in the opening match, only for their bout to be interrupted by Eddie Kingston in a follow-up to last week’s confrontation and the two facing off with one another at the pay-per-view. Renee Paquette put her foot down during a confrontation between the two men backstage, telling them to “stop it.”
Meanwhile, the main event of the show saw Adam Page team with The Young Bucks to defeat The Dark Order’s Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds, and John Silver. Earlier in the night, the members of Dark Order confronted Page about being an absentee friend who hadn’t contacted them in months despite their longstanding friendship.
According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, AEW Dynamite drew a total viewership of 809,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic. This is drastically down from last week’s go-home show, which drew a total viewership of 902,000 and a 0.33 rating in the key demographic.
Following up on the report, Thurston points out that this is the lowest total viewership since May 3rd, 2023, which saw a total of 776,000 viewers but a 0.28 in the key demographic. The last time the key demographic had such a low rating while the show was in its normal time slot was June 24th, 2020.
Dynamite's lowest total viewership since May 3 and its lowest P18-49 viewership in its normal time slot since June 24, 2020, three years ago.
— Wrestlenomics (@wrestlenomics) June 29, 2023
Britt Baker was originally advertised to face Ruby Soho in the first round of the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, but she was pulled from AEW Dynamite due to illness. Soho handed a quick defeat to Alexia Nicole instead.