Ratings Breakdown For AEW Fight for the Fallen

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 07/30/21


AEW Fight for the Fallen brought in the company’s fourth largest audience ever and its highest rating of the year. The show had 1,108,000 viewers and a 0.45 (582,000 viewers) in the key adults 18-49 demographic. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has a more detailed look at the numbers including a breakdown of the show quarter by quarter.

Dynamite had a 0.28 in 18-34. It was noted that fourth quarter was likely impacted by a blackout among DirecTV users that lasted 4-5 minutes, but this was only a minor hiccup for a successful night. The show was still #1 on cable for the third week in a row. It actually managed to beat RAW and Smackdown in women 18-34, drawing 77,000 (up 30.5%) compared to RAW’s 75,000 and Smackdown’s 74,000. It was also close to both in men 35-49, drawing 271,000 (down 11.4%) compared to RAW’s 292,000 and Smackdown’s 285,000.

Overall, Fight for the Fallen was down 3.5% in viewers, but up 1.2% in 18-49 and 28.7% in 18-34. It had 116,000 viewers in men 18-34 (up 27.5%) and 118,000 in women 35-49 (down 0.8%). In 18-49, the audience was 66.5% male. The third quarter was the highest in the show’s history since its debut episode.

Here’s a look at the show quarter-by-quarter:

Q1: Hangman Page & The Dark Order vs. The Elite – 1,153,000 viewers, 577,000 in 18-49
Q2: Hangman Page & The Dark Order vs. The Elite – 1,154,000 viewers (up 1,000), 607,000 in 18-49 (up 30,000)
Q3: End of 10-man tag/Pac & Andrade segment/Ricky Starks & Brian Cage segment/Hiroshi Tanahashi promo/FTR vs. Santana & Ortiz – 1,240,000 viewers (up 86,000), 659,000 in 18-49 (up 52,000)
Q4: End of FTR vs. Santana & Ortiz/Britt Baker interview/First Dance in Chicago announcement – 975,000 viewers (down 265,000), 508,000 in 18-49 (down 151,000)
Q5: Darby Allin promo/Lance Archer vs. Hikuleo/Cody Rhodes brawls with Malakai Black – 1,018,000 viewers (up 43,000), 524,000 in 18-49 (up 16,000)
Q6: Miro promo/Jurassic Express & Christian Cage vs. Private Party & Angelico – 1,058,000 viewers (up 40,000), 570,000 in 18-49 (up 46,000)
Q7: Thunder Rosa vs. Julia Hart/Jon Moxley promo/Chris Jericho entrance – 1,086,000 viewers (up 28,000), 581,000 in 18-49 (up 11,000)
Q8: Chris Jericho vs. Nick Gage – 1,179,000 viewers (up 93,000), 633,000 in 18-49 (up 52,000)