AEW Dynamite ranks sixth on cable, steep decline on TSN 2 in Canada

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AEW experienced a small increase without competition from the World Series this week as it ranked sixth among cable originals on Wednesday.

The November 9th edition of Dynamite from Boston averaged 930,000 viewers and approximately 417,000 (0.32) in the 18-49 demographic, ranking sixth on cable behind two NBA games and cable news coverage of the mid-term elections. (Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily).

Dynamite aired head-to-head with the New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets game on ESPN and finished second on cable with 1.23 million viewers and 0.43 in the 18-49 demo. The Lakers vs. Clippers game topped cable but didn’t begin until after Dynamite.

Last week’s episode aired against the World Series with this week’s viewership rising 2% and the 18-49 audience increasing by 11%.

In the 18-49 demo, both male and female audiences increased by 9% while adults 18-34 grew 16% this week, which was its highest figure in the 18-34 demo since the Grand Slam episode on September 21st.

Adults 35-49 grew by 8% while adults 50+ dropped 2% from last week’s episode.

In Canada, the show hit an abnormally low figure of approximately 33,000 viewers and 17,000 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2. While we don’t have numbers for every week that Dynamite has aired in Canada, this would be the lowest audience of the data we do have access to. The show aired against normal competition with a Toronto Raptors game and two NHL games. One possible theory is the significant technical issues viewers experienced throughout the first half hour of Dynamite where the audio was extremely choppy throughout the opening eight-man and didn’t correct itself until the MJF promo. They were down by a huge amount compared to last week when the show averaged 93,700 viewers and 46,500 in the demo. This week’s show didn’t rank among the top ten sports programs for the night in Canada. (NOTE: This accounts for the English language viewership in the country as we do not have access to the RDS viewership for Quebec, which began carrying Dynamite in August 2022).

Wednesday’s show was headlined by a best two-out-of-three falls match between Bryan Danielson and Sammy Guevara and included promos from both Jon Moxley and MJF to build up their title match at Full Gear.

Below is a breakdown of the key demos compared with last week’s numbers in the U.S. (Courtesy: Showbuzz Daily):

ADULTS 18-49
This week: 0.32 (+11%)
Last week: 0.29

This week: 0.21 (+9%)
Last week: 0.19

MALES 18-49
This week: 0.42 (+9%)
Last week: 0.38

ADULTS 18-34

This week: 0.24 (+16%)
Last week: 0.21

This week: 0.11 (Even)
Last week: 0.11

MALES 12-34
This week: 0.27 (+23%)
Last week: 0.22

ADULTS 25-54

This week: 0.39 (+5%)
Last week: 0.37

This week: 0.41 (-2%)
Last week: 0.42

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