AEW Dynamite Ratings Rise For Fight For The Fallen

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AEW’s audience grows for the special episode.

As reported by Wrestlenomics, the August 16th Fight For The Fallen special episode of AEW Dynamite drew an average audience of 874,000 people and obtained an 18-49 rating of 0.32, ranking the show at number one on cable for key demographic viewership on Wednesday night.

With the August 9th episode drawing an average audience of 846,000, the increase calculates to approximately 3.2% compared to the previous week. The promotion will be happy with the strong AEW Dynamite rating following a disappointing episode of Collision that remained under 500,000 viewers despite not competing against a WWE Premium Live Event.

What Happened At AEW Dynamite: Fight For The Fallen?

All proceeds from the episode would be donated to Maui Foodbanks to help those that have been affected by the wildfires in the area. This includes the reported $100,000 sponsorship fee that was paid by the makers of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre videogame to present a deathmatch based on the horror movie franchise. The match itself would divide opinions, with a cameo by Leatherface only adding to the criticisms.

Aside from the no-disqualification match, the majority of the broadcast was dedicated towards the building to the upcoming All In pay-per-view on August 27th. Following Chris Jericho’s decision to join the Don Callis family, Callis had incorrectly assumed that Jericho would reject his offer, commissioning a painting of the former World Champion’s severed head ahead of time. With Jericho set to attack Callis, he was blindsided by Konosuke Takeshita and taken down with a chair shot by Will Ospreay. It was later confirmed that Jericho vs. Ospreay will be taking place at Wembley Stadium.