AEW Dynamite finishes tenth against U.S. presidential speech

Going against the presidential speech from Joe Biden, Dynamite fell below one million viewers after topping that mark the past two episodes.

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Going against the presidential address from Joe Biden, AEW Dynamite fell below one million viewers after topping that mark for the past two episodes.

Wednesday’s edition of AEW Dynamite, a prelude to Blood & Guts next week, averaged 889,000 viewers and 0.33 in the 18-49 demographic finishing eleventh on cable for the day.

All the broadcast and major cable networks carried Biden’s speech that began just after 9 pm ET and was preceded with coverage on the cable news networks.

Dynamite dropped 11 percent in the 18-49 demo and 19.5 percent in overall viewers from last week’s show. The largest decrease was among adults 50+ falling by 23 percent. The 50+ rating of 0.37 is still well ahead of what Dynamite had been averaging in that demo going against NXT.

Adults 25-54 fell by 15.5 percent this week while adults 18-34 held up the most managing a 6 percent decline from the previous week’s show.

Compared to the final four weeks of head-to-head competition, AEW was still up 22 percent in viewers and 18 percent in the 18-49 demo.

In Canada, AEW Dynamite averaged 92,000 viewers on TSN 2 with 49,000 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2 with the main sports competition coming from the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens game.

This week we got more a more detailed breakdown of AEW’s Canadian numbers.

In the 25-54 demo, it skewed 69 percent male. In the 18-49 demo, Dynamite did 46,000 viewers and skewed 84.7 percent male. In the 18-34 demo, AEW did 32,000 viewers and was 81 percent male.

Here is a breakdown of the key demos:

Source: Showbuzz Daily

ADULTS 18-49: 0.33 (-11 percent)

FEMALES 18-49: 0.23 (-8 percent)

MALES 18-49: 0.43 (-14 percent)

ADULTS 18-34: 0.16 (-6 percent)

FEMALES 12-34: 0.13 (-7 percent)

MALES 12-34: 0.13 (-13 percent)

ADULTS 25-54
: 0.38 (-15.5 percent)

ADULTS 50+: 0.37 (-23 percent)

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