The latest episode of AEW Dynamite not only drew over one million viewers but it also beat Monday Night RAW in two key demographics.
As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, night one of Fyter Fest on TNT pulled in 1.025 million viewers with a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic. That number is up substantially from the 871,000 viewers who tuned in on July 7th.
This was the first time that AEW Dynamite drew over a million viewers since Blood and Guts back on May 5th.
Interestingly, Dynamite not only achieved that rating while up against the NBA Finals but the show also beat RAW in the male 18-49 and male 35-49 demographics.
By contrast Monday Night RAW drew 1.609 million viewers. It is worth noting that RAW went up against the Home Run Derby on ESPN in the schedule.
On night one of Fighter Fest, Darby Allin defeated Ethan Page in a Coffin Match in the main event. Both men put their bodies on the line in a brutal encounter, with Allin taking every risk in the book. After Allin had finally won the match by closing the coffin lid on Page the show went off the air with Allin performing a Coffin Drop from the top rope through the coffin on the floor.
Elsewhere on the show, tensions continued to mount between Hangman Adam Page and AEW Champion Kenny Omega. The pair agreed on a huge ten-man elimination tag team match which will see Page and The Dark Order forfeit title opportunities should they lose.
The special had earlier kicked off with Jon Moxley successfully defending his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Karl Anderson. Moxley will also defend the title again on night two, this time against Lance Archer in a Texas Death Match.