AEW Dynamite’s viewership consistent with prior week, demo falls six percent

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AEW Dynamite had nearly identical viewership from the previous week as the program finished behind the NBA on cable.

The January 18th edition from Fresno averaged 969,000 viewers and approximately 402,000 (0.31) in the 18-49 demographic, finishing third among cable originals on Wednesday. (Data: Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily).

Overall viewership was virtually identical to last week while the 18-49 demographic fell by six percent. The decline in the key demo was emphasized by an 11 percent drop among males while females grew by four percent this week.

It was Dynamite’s largest viewership since Oct. 26, 2022.

Dynamite ranked third among cable originals behind the two NBA games on ESPN. Dynamite aired against the Atlanta Hawks vs. Dallas Mavericks averaging 1.22 million viewers and 0.47 in the key demo, which topped the cable chart. Dynamite also ranked third among females 18-49 behind MTV’s The Challenge and BET’s Sistas Series but did rank ahead of both NBA games in that category.

Male viewership in the 18-34 demo had a significant drop of 19 percent while females in that same demo were flat week over week.

Adults 35-49 dropped by three percent with males decreasing seven percent and females growing by 10 percent.

Adults 50+ had a small increase of two percent.

In Canada, the show performed well on TSN 2 with an average of 119,000 viewers and 61,800 in the 25-54 demographic. It was their most-watched episode of Dynamite since the third-anniversary episode on October 5, 2022. The viewership number grew 53 percent from last week and the demo increased by 40.5 percent.

The episode had two title matches including the main event between Darby Allin and KUSHIDA for the TNT Championship, as well as matches involving Bryan Danielson and The Young Bucks.

The premiere of Dana White’s Power Slap averaged 295,000 viewers and 0.10 in the 18-49 demographic. It ranked #45 among cable originals for the night. 

They were not able to hold on to most of the AEW lead-in including males 18-49 which fell from 0.39 for Dynamite to 0.12 for Power Slap. Males 18-49 were Power Slap’s second-strongest of the key demos with adults 50+ doing 0.14. 

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