The total viewership and demo ratings for the latest instalment of AEW Dynamite have been revealed.
As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the February 16th episode of AEW Dynamite drew 869,000 viewers, that is a decrease from the previous week. In the 18-49 year-old demographic the show scored a 0.31 rating, which equates to 406,000 viewers.
This is the lowest total and 18-49 year-old viewership since December.
AEW Dynamite pulled in 1,129,000 viewers that the show pulled in on February 9th.
The February 16th episode of AEW Dynamite opened with a cross-legged CM Punk in the ring with microphone in hand. Although CM Punk was defeated by MJF in his home town of Chicago on February 2nd, the heated rivalry between the pair is far from over.
Sat in the ring, Punk opened by saying “My name is CM Punk… and I’m better than you.” He followed this up by running down his impact on the wrestling business. The former WWE star then turned his attention to MJF, saying that he would face him again at AEW Revolution on March 6th.
As for the match stipulation, this required a little more thought. Punk wondered whether a Cage Match suffice, but eventually turned down the idea. The former World Champion said that seeing as MJF wanted to be Roddy Piper so bad, he’d face him in a Dog Collar Match, as he pulled a collar from a box in front of him asking MJF to be his Valentine.
A reference to the famous Dog Collar Match between Roddy Piper and Greg Valentine.
Elsewhere on the show Thunder Rosa defeated Mercedes Martinez but was later attacked by AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker. Tensions also continued to rise between Adam Cole and AEW World Champion, Hangman Adam Page.
In the main event, Sammy Guevara defended his TNT Championship against Darby Allin.
|Date||AEW||AEW People 18-49 Rating|
|02/16/22 Sammy Guevara vs. Darby Allin||869,000||0.31|
|02/09/22 Texas Death Match: Adam Page vs. Lance Archer||1,129,000||0.41|
|02/02/22 CM Punk vs. MJF||954,000||0.35|
|01/26/22 Beach Break 2022||1,100,00||0.41|
|01/19/22 Sting & Darby vs. Acclaimed||1,032,000||0.44|
|01/12/22 Punk vs. Wardlow, Garcia vs. Sammy||969,000||0.39|
|01/05/22 Bryan vs. Page II – TBS debut||1,010,000||0.43|