AEW Dynamite tops cable with Punk vs. Moxley, highest 18-49 audience since July 6

AEW Dynamite dominated cable on Wednesday night scoring its highest demo figure since early July and most-watched episode since February.

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AEW Dynamite dominated cable on Wednesday night scoring its highest demo figure since early July and most-watched episode since February.

The August 24th show from Cleveland averaged 1,048,000 viewers and approximately 444,000 (0.34) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The show featured the title unification match between CM Punk and Jon Moxley, which was promoted all week and culminated with a short three-minute match with Moxley leaving with both belts.

It was their most-watched edition of Dynamite since February 8th and the highest 18-49 audience since July 6th with those figures up 10% and 15% respectively from last week’s show.

In the key 18-49 demo, female viewership was up 30% and was also its highest in that category since July 6th while males in the demo increased by 7% this week.

Adults 18-34 grew by 24% and adults 35-49 saw an 11% uptick from the prior week’s numbers.

One of the key reasons for their large overall viewership was due to the 50+ demo, which did a 0.45 rating or 526,000 viewers, which was its second-largest number of the year in that demo and the biggest since February 9th.

Dynamite easily won the night on cable with the Little League World Series ranking second at 0.22, and Tucker Carlson finishing third at 0.21.

In Canada, Dynamite averaged approximately 82,000 viewers and 52,000 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2 – up from last week’s numbers of 61,000 and 30,000 respectively but was not a big number by usual Dynamite standards in the country. To compare, Dynamite averaged 106,000 viewers per episode in the month of July in Canada. This week’s show ranked eighth among sports programming in the country on Wednesday.

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