AEW Dynamite has beaten Monday Night RAW in the 18-49 year-old demographic for the second week in a row.
As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the show drew in an average of 1,175,000 viewers. 574,000 of those viewers were aged 18 to 49, which equates to a rating of 0.44. Interestingly, this places Dynamite slightly ahead of RAW for the second week in a row in the highly prized demographic. RAW scored a rating of 0.43.
By contrast, Dynamite the previous week pulled in an average of 1,319,000 viewers. On that occasion the post-All Out show was boosted by the Dynamite debuts of Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole.
On the September 15th edition of Dynamite it was announced that Bryan Danielson will make his in-ring debut next week at Dynamite: Grand Slam. The former WWE Champion will take on Kenny Omega at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, in a bout many consider a dream match.
On the show Danielson confronted Omega to lay down the gauntlet to face the ‘Best Bout Machine’ one-on-one in his in-ring debut – noting he was not interested in challenging for the AEW World Championship. Don Callis initially rejected the former WWE Champion’s offer but after much goading from Bryan, Omega accepted.
On top of the previously announced Cody Rhodes vs Malakai Black and MJF vs Brian Pillman Jr matches, Dynamite: Grand Slam will see Britt Baker defend the AEW Women’s World Championship against Ruby Soho, FTR take on Darby Allin & Sting, a live CM Punk interview and the aforementioned Bryan Danielson vs Kenny Omega non-title bout.