AEW presented their Blood & Guts special this week, and many expected an increase in viewership. They sold out practically every available ticket with only one match announced. How did the viewership at home turn out?
Showbuzz Daily reports that AEW Dynamite’s Blood & Guts special drew an overnight average of 1.09 million viewers with a .42 in the 18-49 demographic. This put AEW Dynamite as #1 on cable for the first time ever.
Last week brought in an average of 889,000 overnight viewers with a .33 in the 28-49 demographic. They brought in an overnight average of 1.1 million viewers the previous week and scored a .37 in the 18-49 demographic.
The week prior brought in 1.219 million overnight viewers. They also captured a .44 in the 18-49 demographic. That was an incredible jump from the previous week, but it was also their first night without WWE NXT competition on Wednesdays.
The previous week, AEW Dynamite pulled in 688,000 viewers and NXT brought in 768,000 viewers for night one of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. That was the final weekly head-to-head for the two shows. AEW Dynamite still won in the coveted 18-49 demographic. They scored a .28 to WWE NXT’s .22.