AEW Dynamite sees small drop for loaded episode from New Orleans

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A loaded edition of AEW Dynamite from New Orleans saw a small drop from last week’s figures.

The April 13th edition of the show included a two-minute overrun, averaging 977,000 viewers and approximately 486,000 (0.37) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics.

Overall viewership and the 18-49 audience were slightly down from last week’s figures of 989,000 and 496,000 respectively.

This week’s overall viewership was the show’s lowest since March 9th and it was the lowest 18-49 audience since March 2nd.

Dynamite was still #3 on cable for the night only behind the NBA Play-In tournament games on ESPN.

The game between San Antonio and New Orleans finished first for the night on cable with 2,442,000 viewers and 0.95 in 18-49 with the game airing against the final 24 minutes of Dynamite.

The earlier game between Charlotte and Atlanta was second with 2,114,000 viewers and 0.80 in 18-49 against most of Dynamite.

Both NBA games did giant numbers in males 18-49 with ratings of 1.46 and 1.27 respectively.

One demographic that did show movement was the 18-34 category which rose by 19 percent with males and females growing from last week’s numbers.

There was a decline of 13 percent among adults 35-49.

It was a wrestling-heavy edition of Dynamite with seven matches including Samoa Joe defeating Minoru Suzuki for the ROH Television Championship in the main event, an AEW Tag Team Championship match, as well as matches involving CM Punk, MJF, and Chris Jericho. The brief overrun period included the debut of former basketball player Satnam Singh, who attacked Samoa Joe and aligned with Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt.

In Canada, the show averaged approximately 113,000 viewers on TSN 2, which was a bounce back after an unusually low number of 73,000 the prior week. We have not received the 25-54 demographic figure yet for Canada.

AEW returns with a live edition of Rampage on Friday outside of its usual time with a 7 p.m. ET start and will follow with a taped Battle of the Belts II special on Saturday night on TNT.

Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and POST Wrestling will have a ‘Live TV Ratings Talk’ going through the numbers at 5:30 p.m. ET today.

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