Dynamite hits seven-week high in demo against loaded competition

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With a loaded night of programming, AEW Dynamite not only held up but scored its highest demo audience of the past seven weeks.

The May 10th edition of Dynamite from Detroit averaged 877,000 viewers and approximately 417,000 (0.32) in the 18-49 demographic, as it ranked ninth among cable originals. (Showbuzz Daily and Wrestlenomics)

The loaded show featuring a steel cage match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega led to a nine percent viewership increase and a 14 percent gain in the key demo. It was Dynamite’s highest viewership since April 5 and largest 18-49 audience since March 22.

The field of competition included the New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat (4,388,000 viewers and 1.49 in the demo), Vanderpump Rules (1,437,000 and 0.59), and CNN’s Town Hall with Donald Trump (3,308,000 and 0.43).

For west coast viewers, Dynamite aired at the same time as the giant game between the L.A. Lakers and Golden State Warriors (7,546,000 and 2.72 in demo).

In the 18-49 demo, Dynamite was up by 20 percent among women and 12 percent in its male viewership.

Adults 18-34 improved by 25 percent this week – the most significant in the demo since March 22.

Adults 35-49 grew by eight percent and 50+ increased by nine percent.

In Canada, the show averaged approximately 90,000 viewers and 57,000 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2, which was up from 67,000 and 32,000 last week. Dynamite didn’t rank among the top ten sports programs on Wednesday, which was dominated by Game 4 of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers, which averaged over 3.2 million viewers in the country.

The season-finale of AEW All Access finished with its largest demo audience of the six episodes.

The show averaged 336,000 viewers and 157,000 (0.12) in the 18-49 demographic and ranked #21 among cable originals.

All Access aired against the Lakers vs. Warriors game on the east coast as well as the Edmonton Oilers vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights on ESPN (858,000 and 0.33 in the demo).

All Access was up nine percent in viewers and 34 percent in the demo from last week’s episode along with a 17 percent uptick among adults 18-34.

All Access averaged 315,000 viewers and 0.10 in the demo for the six-episode season.

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