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AEW Dynamite Viewership Falls Back Below One Million

Chris Jericho

On August 11th AEW Dynamite drew in fewer than one million viewers for the first time in five weeks.

As reported by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the show pulled in 979,000 viewers. The show’s lowest rating since July 7th. While 454,000 of those viewers were aged 18-49, which equates to a 0.35 rating.

By comparison the previous week, AEW Dynamite Homecoming pulled in 1.102,000 viewers. The show scored a 0.46 rating in the coveted 18-49 year old demographic which works out to 593,000 viewers.

The most recent episode of Dynamite was headlined by Chris Jericho’s clash with Wardlow. The match was the fourth instalment in ‘5 Labours of Jericho’ series which has already seen the veteran defeat Shawn Spears, Nick Gage and Juventud Guererra.

After picking up the win, Shawn Spears came to beat down Jericho but Sammy Guevara made the save. This brought MJF back in the ring before Jake Hager intervened. As the show went off the air, MJF announced that he will face Jericho next week with the stipulation that Jericho won’t have any entrance music and won’t be allowed to use the Judas Effect.

It was also announced on the show that Christian Cage will challenge for not one, but two of Kenny Omega’s World Championships. After rising to the top of the AEW rankings it was confirmed that Cage will face Omega for the AEW World Championship at All Out on September 5th.

However, the announcements weren’t done there. Cage then revealed that after conversations with IMPACT EVP Scott D’Amore he will meet Omega on the debut episode of AEW Rampage for IMPACT’s top prize.