AEW Dynamite finishes third on cable, best figures since Feb. 8

AEW Dynamite hit its best figures over the past six weeks with Wednesday’s episode finishing third for the night among cable programming.

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AEW Dynamite hit its best figures over the past six weeks with Wednesday’s episode finishing third for the night among cable programming.

The March 23rd episode from Texas averaged 1,046,000 viewers and approximately 535,000 (0.41) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

AEW was third for the night among cable originals behind the two NBA games on ESPN. Dynamite went head-to-head with the Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies, which finished second on cable with 1,404,000 viewers and 0.49 in 18-49.

It was Dynamite’s best numbers since February 8th, which was the episode featuring Hangman Page’s championship defense against Lance Archer and the debut of Keith Lee.

The show was up five percent in overall viewership with a seven percent increase in the key demo from last week’s numbers.

Dynamite increased 22 percent in the 18-34 going from an average of 173,000 last week to 211,000 in the demo.

A big factor for their increase in overall viewers was with AEW’s 50+ audience doing a 0.42 in that demo, its highest rating in that demo since February 8th and up from 0.38 last week.

In Canada, the show averaged 149,200 viewers and 95,900 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2, which were up 15 and 22 percent respectively from last week. The show topped last Friday’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, which averaged 146,800 and 70,400 in the 25-54 demo on Sportsnet 360.

The show was headlined by Chris Jericho & Daniel Garcia teaming against John Silver & Alex Reynolds along with Adam Cole vs. Jay Lethal for the first time in AEW, a Tornado Tag match that included The Hardys & Sting wrestling, and the show opened with CM Punk’s return as he took on Dax Harwood.

Tune into Brandon Thurston’s Live TV Ratings Talk at 5 p.m. ET today for a breakdown of this week’s figures

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