The Beach Break edition of AEW Dynamite on January 26th garnered the highest viewership the program has seen since September 29th.
AEW Dynamite emanated from Cleveland, OH and featured Adam Cole taking on Orange Cassidy in a Lights Out Match in the main event. Orange Cassidy emerged victorious in the bout after both men took a hellacious bump from the top of the entranceway through a table far below. During the bout, former ROH star Danhausen made his surprise debut, and it has since been revealed that the very nice, very evil star has signed with All Elite Wrestling.
The opening match saw Sammy Guevara defeat Cody Rhodes in a brutal ladder match to become the Undisputed TNT Champion. The end of the match came with both men trading strikes under the belts, but it was Guevara who got the upper hand, hitting Rhodes with one of the belts knocking his rival to the floor, leaving him free to claim the win.
According to Brandon Thurston, Beach Break drew a total of 1.1 million viewers, with 530,000 in the coveted 18-49 demo. This marks the show’s highest total viewership since September 29, before AEW Dynamite made the move to their new home on TBS. The September 29th show featured another TNT Championship win for Sammy Guevara when he defeated Miro in the main event.
This was Dynamite's highest total viewership since September 29.
Raw's P18-49 rating this week (0.46) was higher.
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— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) January 27, 2022
Elsewhere on Beach Break, the Inner Circle defeated Daniel Garcia and 2.0, and Leyla Hirsch was able to defeat Red Velvet. Full results for the show can be found here.
Throughout the show, the Cleveland crowd could be heard chanting for former NXT Johnny Gargano as they hoped he would make a surprise appearance. While Gargano did not appear, he did take to social media to respond to the love from his hometown crowd.