AEW’s win in the ratings against NXT got the media talking with Deadline.com reporting that Dynamite was TNT’s biggest premiere in five years.
When counting the replay viewers, Dynamite ended with 1.8 million viewers, meaning the immediate replay at 10PM did another 400,000 viewers. 1.1 million viewers were in the much-coveted 18-49 demographic, the most important demo for advertisers.
“This is a league that, at its core, is created by wrestlers for wrestling fans, and I am incredibly energized by the enthusiastic embrace the fans have given to the AEW talent and experience,” said Kevin Reilly, President of TNT, TBS, and truTV, and Chief Content Officer at HBO Max. “AEW won the night with a high-quality, incredibly engaging, sports-centric show that will continue with a seamless partnership between AEW and TNT.”