AEW’s second version of Blood & Guts proved to be a winner as the program topped cable and hit its highest viewership in Canada this year.
The June 29th episode from Detroit featuring Blood & Guts averaged 1,023,000 viewers and approximately 470,000 (0.36) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
AEW Dynamite on TBS last night:
P18-49 rating: 0.36
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) June 30, 2022
It was Dynamite’s highest viewership since March 23rd and their best 18-49 audience since June 1st for the episode at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.
For Wednesday, Dynamite was #1 among cable originals in 18-49, males 18-49, 18-34, 12-34, and 35-49. It was well ahead of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which finished second on cable with 0.27 in the key demographic.
Overall viewership was up by 16.5 percent, and the 18-49 increased by 16 percent with males in the demo being responsible for most of that spike. The show was identical in adults 18-34 from the week prior while males 12-34 saw a 28 percent rise, adults 35-49 grew by 25 percent, and adults 50+ rose by 17 percent.
Among the key demos, the only category that dropped from last week’s show was females 12-34 with a decrease of six percent.
The show was built around the 6-on-6 Blood & Guts match that occupied most of the second hour with the match beginning at 9:08 p.m. ET after all the entrances.
In Canada, the show averaged 161,000 viewers and 93,900 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2. It blew away the recent numbers the show has been pulling in Canada as the previous four episodes averaged 79,000 viewers in the county and was a jump from 63,000 viewers last week airing against the Stanley Cup Finals. It was Dynamite’s highest viewership in Canada since December 1, 2021. For the week, Dynamite edged Raw in the 25-54 demo while Raw was ahead in overall viewers with 185,400 and 93,500 respectively.
In the U.S, Dynamite averaged 914,000 viewers throughout the month of June and 436,000 in the 18-49 demo across five episodes – four of which aired against the NHL and/or NBA playoffs.
Last year’s edition of Blood & Guts aired on May 5, 2021, and averaged 1,090,000 viewers and 547,000 in 18-49 when Dynamite was airing on TNT and featured The Pinnacle against The Inner Circle in the specialty match.