The special Homecoming edition of AEW Dynamite on August 4th pulled in 1.102,000 viewers.
The rating means that AEW Dynamite has now scored over one million viewers four weeks in a row for the first time in the show’s history.
As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the show scored a 0.46 rating in the coveted 18-49 year old demographic. This equated to to 593,000 viewers. While the total number of viewers was slightly down on the previous week, there was growth in the 18-49 demographic for the fourth week in a row.
Interestingly, Dynamite beat Friday Night SmackDown in the male 35-49 yea old demographic, with 300,000 viewers compared to 273,000. However, both RAW and SmackDown pulled in more viewers in the other key demographics.
During this four-week period, AEW Dynamite scored the third highest rating in the show’s history. Night two of Fyter Fest on July 21st which was headlined by a Texas Death Match between Jon Moxley and Lance Archer pulled in 1.148 million viewers.
AEW Dynamite Homecoming saw the stunning in-ring debut of Malakai Black against Cody Rhodes. During the match, Rhodes failed to gain any serious momentum, being launched through a table from the top rope. After narrowly avoiding being counted out, Rhodes got back to his feet only to be felled by Black Mass.
After the match Rhodes appeared to be getting set to announce his retirement before Black returned to the ring to dish out more punishment.
Elsewhere on the show, Chris Jericho defeated Juventud Guerrera in the latest match in the ‘Labours of Jericho’ series. After the bout MJF announced that Jericho’s next opponent will be Wardlow.
Meanwhile, it was also confirmed that Red Velvet will challenge for the AEW Women’s World Title on the debut episode of AEW Rampage.