AEW Saturday Night Dynamite finishes #9 on cable against NLCS, football

AEW’s Saturday night edition of Dynamite finished among the top ten cable programs that day airing against the NLCS and college football.

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AEW’s Saturday night edition of Dynamite finished among the top ten cable programs that day airing against the NLCS and college football.

The October 16th edition of Dynamite averaged 727,000 viewers and 366,000 (0.28) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

It finished ninth for the day among cable originals with the evening dominated by the L.A. Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves playoff game on TBS that averaged 4,668,000 and 1.29 in 18-49. Dynamite also went against the Alabama vs. Mississippi State game that finished second for the evening with 3,526,000 and 0.79 in 18-49 on ESPN.

The last time Dynamite aired on Saturday was on June 26th of this year and averaged 649,000 viewers and 277,000 (0.21) in 18-49 featuring an AEW Championship match between Kenny Omega and Jungle Boy.

In Canada, AEW Dynamite averaged 41,000 viewers on TSN 2. The June 26th episode averaged 49,000 viewers, so that’s the difference in running on an unfamiliar night.

Of the key demos on Showbuzz, it was the female demos that held up the most from the prior Wednesday’s edition of the show. Females 18-49 dropped from 0.22 to 0.19 and Females 12-34 fell from 0.14 to 0.13 for the Saturday night edition. Males 18-49 were down a lot going from 0.53 on the October 6th episode to 0.37 on Saturday.

A 30-minute episode of Rhodes to the Top followed Saturday Night Dynamite with the show averaging 340,000 and 177,000 (0.14) in 18-49. The first two weeks of the reality series featured 60-minute versions of the show with last week’s episode averaging 369,000 and 0.16 over the one-hour block.

AEW Dynamite will air on Saturday night again this weekend with a live show from Orlando, Florida.

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