AEW ratings have dropped a bit this week. The Revolution PPV was down in overall ratings and declined slightly in 18-49. NXT also fell a little, but it was up in viewers overall and in the key demo. The main roster shows have a strong lead-in from the NCAA tournament, which likely contributed to a slightly higher rating. But the main roster shows still seem to be the better bet for an increase.
AEW has seen some success over the past year. Its March 23 episode finished third among original cable programming, behind only NBA regular-season games on ESPN. This was a positive sign for the promotion, although ratings of this caliber typically decline the following week. Nonetheless, AEW will be looking to hold its current ratings in the March 30 broadcast. The episode featured an eight-man tag match and the debut of the Jericho Appreciation Society faction.
While many fans were impressed with the match, the hype was short-lived. AEW advertised Kenny Omega in a non-title match against Danielson. This was a dream match for hardcore fans, as these two wrestlers were two of the most talented in the world during the last decade. Despite the hype, only a few hundred people turned up to watch this match. If AEW continues to promote this match, fans will see it again.
The Dynamite episode ranked second in P18-49 among cable originals for the week. It ranked behind Real Housewives on Bravo, which measured 0.30. It also ranked ninth in broadcast primetime. This week’s AEW ratings are a bit lower than the last few weeks, but overall it’s a good indicator for future ratings. The show will continue to grow and expand. If you’re looking for a quality show to watch, check out Dynamite.