AEW Beach Break tops the NBA head-to-head, finishes #2 on cable

AEW’s Beach Break edition of Dynamite finished second for the night on cable while topping the head-to-head game between New York and Miami.

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AEW’s Beach Break edition of Dynamite finished second for the night on cable while topping the head-to-head game between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat.

The January 26th episode from Cleveland averaged 1,100,000 viewers and approximately 530,000 (0.41) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

After topping the cable chart last Wednesday, AEW was #2 this week behind the late NBA game on ESPN between Phoenix and Utah that averaged 1,189,000 viewers and 0.43 in 18-49. AEW beat the NBA head-to-head with the New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat averaging 1,065,000 and 0.38 respectively going against Beach Break.

The show increased by 7 percent in overall viewers from last week while dropping 7 percent in the 18-49 demographic. It was Dynamite’s highest overall viewership since September 29th

Where AEW was affected the most was its female viewership with Brandon Thurston reporting that Beach Break averaged 151,000 in females 18-49, 63,000 in females 18-34, and 88,000 in females 35-49, which would be their lowest figures in those demos since moving to TBS  this month.

In the 18-34 demo, they declined 13.5 percent this week while experiencing an increase among males 18-49 by 6 percent and the adults 50+ rating grew from 0.38 to 0.42.

In Canada, the show averaged approximately 142,300 viewers and 88,400 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2, which is their best number in Canada since December 8th.

After four weeks on TBS, Dynamite is averaging 1,028,000 viewers and 541,000 in 18-49. If you compare to the five episodes in December that aired on TNT, the move to TBS has represented an increase by 10 percent in overall viewers and 23 percent growth in the 18-49 demo.

In Canada, the show averaged 120,400 viewers this month over four episodes. In December 2021, they averaged 137,500 viewers over five episodes.

This week’s Beach Break episode was promoted around a Lights Out match between Adam Cole and Orange Cassidy, and a ladder match to unify the TNT titles involving Cody Rhodes and Sammy Guevara.

Tune into Brandon Thurston’s Live TV Ratings Talk later today at 5:30 p.m. ET for a full breakdown of this week’s numbers.

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