Viewership numbers are in for the “Road To AEW Dynamite ” preview special.
The show aired on October 1 on TNT and drew 631,000 viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily. The one-hour special ranked #26 on the Cable Top 150 18-49 demographic, and #36 for the night in viewership.
The special previewed all of the top matches that were set to take place on the premiere episode of AEW Dynamite that airs on Wednesday from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.
For comparison, the AEW “Countdown to All Out” preview special drew 390,000 viewers and ranked #29 in the Cable Top 150 18-49 demographic last in August.
The Dynamite premiere viewership, which will be released on Thursday, should be interesting to see as they will go head-to-head with NXT on the USA Network.
Dave Meltzer noted on the July 22nd edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that industry insiders are estimating that the debut episode will average 400,000 – 500,000 viewers. Obviously, the number for Dynamite will be higher than that.
You can watch the “Road To AEW Dynamite ” preview special below as the full broadcast was posted on the official All Elite Wrestling YouTube channel.