AEW Dynamite sustained a deep decline on Wednesday with its lowest figures in over a year.
The June 15th ‘Road Rager’ edition of Dynamite from St. Louis averaged 761,000 viewers and approximately 365,000 (0.28) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
AEW Dynamite last night on TBS:
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) June 16, 2022
It was the show’s lowest overall viewership in its regular time slot since April 7, 2021, and the lowest 18-49 audience in the slot since May 19, 2021. Those numbers represented decreases of 19 and 18 percent respectively from the prior week.
Despite the significant drop, Dynamite finished second among cable originals behind Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Their ranking was boosted by the NHL playoffs moving to ABC, where Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs averaged 4.2 million viewers and 1.33 rating in 18-49.
Dynamite also was affected by the increased audiences for cable news programming covering the January 6th hearings with Fox News occupying five of the top ten cable rankings.
Dynamite was hit exceptionally hard among its female demographics with 12-34 down by 36 percent and 18-49 dropping by 27 percent.
Adults 50+ decreased by 22 percent to a 0.28 rating – their lowest number in that category since moving to TBS.
In Canada, the show also took a hit with a 25 percent drop in overall viewership with an average of 75,000 along with 37,700 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2 against the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The show was promoted around a ladder match involving Jurassic Express and The Young Bucks, a Hair versus Hair match between Chris Jericho and Ortiz, Will Ospreay’s first singles match in AEW, and a face-to-face segment involving Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi.