Although AEW Dynamite avoided a seventh game of the World Series, this week’s number took a hit with its lowest mark on Wednesday since early July.
The figures are their lowest since July 7th (excluding the Saturday night editions of Dynamite) which was AEW’s first episode of Dynamite outside of Daily’s Place since the pandemic began.
Dynamite dropped 7 percent in overall viewers and 18 percent in the 18-49 demo. Males 18-49 declined 16 percent this week while females in the demo dropped by 17 percent. Adults 18-34 were down by 17 percent. All the demos monitored by Showbuzz Daily were down by double-digit figures this week except Adults over 50, which grew by 6 percent from last week.
The show managed to finish sixth among cable originals with head-to-head competition from the Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets that did 0.46 in the demo and 1,302,000 viewers on ESPN along with Tucker Carlson on Fox News (0.39), Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (0.38), and The Challenge (0.37) all beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
It was the second week in a row that Dynamite aired live across the country including in the Pacific and Mountain time zones, which is going to have an effect, although last week’s show performed stronger with competition from the World Series.
In Canada, Dynamite averaged 91,600 viewers and 45,700 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2, nearly identical to last week’s figure of 90,000.
The show was originally advertised around the semi-final match of the Title Eliminator Tournament between Orange Cassidy and Jon Moxley. Moxley was replaced by Miro after Tuesday’s announcement that Moxley was entering an inpatient alcohol treatment program.
AEW returns on Friday night with a live edition of Rampage from Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri.