AEW Dynamite experiences 18% drop in key demo, lowest since running unopposed

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AEW Dynamite posted its lowest demo figure since running unopposed on Wednesday nights.

It was not a good number for Dynamite with 870,000 viewers and 344,000 (0.26) in the 18-49 demographic, as reported by Wrestlenomics. For whatever reason, Dynamite was not included in Showbuzz Daily’s Wednesday chart.

We don’t know its ranking because the World Cup soccer games were not part of Showbuzz’s chart either. Dynamite ran against back-to-back college basketball games on ESPN, which averaged 1.27 million and 0.44 in the demo for the early game and 1.63 million and 0.55 for the late game.

Dynamite dropped 1% in viewership and 18% in the demo from last week’s episode on Thanksgiving Eve, which was a much tougher night than this week. Dynamite also declined 14% among adults 18-34 and fell 21% among adults 35-49.

It was Dyamite’s lowest 18-49 audience in its normal Wednesday slot since running unopposed after NXT moved to Tuesdays in April 2021.

After posting its lowest female 18-49 audience of the year last week, this week it grew 9% and tied the June 13th episode for the second lowest of 2022 in that category.

Males 18-49 dropped 26% this week after doing a great figure last week, which beat that week’s episode of Raw in the same demo.

In 18-34, the male decrease was 20% while females grew by 8%.

In 35-49, males dropped by 30% and women were up by 10%.

On TSN 2 in Canada, the show averaged 59,000 viewers and 37,000 in the 25-54 demographic. We don’t get the French language viewers but the show was not listed on the schedule this week for RDS Info, so was likely just available by streaming in French. This week’s viewership on TSN 2 was up from last week’s numbers of 48,000 and 20,000 in the demo, although last week’s episode aired on TSN 3 instead of the normal station. This week’s Dynamite didn’t finish among the top ten sports programs on Wednesday, which continue to be dominated by World Cup coverage and included the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors playing games that night.

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