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AEW Dynamite Beats RAW In Key Ratings Demographic For First Time

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The post All Out episode of AEW Dynamite scored the second highest rating in the show’s history.

Boosted by the shock debuts of Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole only days earlier, the show pulled in 272,000 more viewers than the previous week.

As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the show drew an average of 1,319,000 viewers. That is the second highest rating in the show’s history, behind only it’s debut in 2019. On that occasion the show drew 1,409,000 viewers.

681,000 of those viewers were aged 18-49, which equates to a rating of 0.53. It’s a rating which means that the show beat RAW in that demographic. In addition, Thurston notes that it’s the first time that Dynamite has beaten RAW in the demographic in the same week.

Dynamite was also ahead in the male 19-49 demo and the 35-49 demo.

The September 8th edition of the show was headlined by the clash between Minoru Suzuki and the hometown hero Jon Moxley. While Moxley picked up the win in the hard-hitting contest, Suzuki sustained a bad cut around his right eye which later required seven stitches.

Elsewhere on the show, Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole appeared on Dynamite for the first time.

After The Elite came to the ring, they were soon joined by Cole to celebrate him re-joining the faction. The former NXT Superstar said that AEW is the greatest professional wrestling company in the world – thanks to The Elite.

Cole went on to call himself a β€œonce in a generation wrestler,” adding that The Elite is now complete.

When Omega went to speak he was was swiftly interrupted by Danielson. The former WWE Champion asked the crowd if they wanted to see him fight Omega, before saying that the AEW World Champion is afraid to face him.

After a brawl involving The Elite, Christian Cage, Frankie Kazarian and Jurassic Express, Danielson laid out Brandon Cutler with a running knee to stand tall at the end of the show.