Dynamite falls to lowest viewership of 2023 on its regular night

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AEW Dynamite dropped to its lowest viewership of the year on its regular night while airing against the opening night of the NBA season.

The October 25 episode of Dynamite from Philadelphia averaged 774,000 viewers and 321,000 (0.24) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics & Sports TV Ratings.

The show aired against the NBA season opener between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks averaged 2,552,000 viewers and 0.90 in the demo on ESPN.

Dynamite ranked sixth among sports programs on cable behind the NBA games and coverage on ESPN. Dynamite did rank above the NHL game between the New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals as well as a college football game between Sam Houston and UTEP.

It was Dynamite’s lowest viewership for a Wednesday night episode since June 15, 2022, and its smallest audience in the key demo since June 28 of this year.

In the 18-49 demo, female viewership declined 30% from 122,000 to 86,000 with males dropping from 283,000 to 234,000 or 17% from last week.

Adults 18-34 declined by 24% to 120,000 and ended the pattern set by Collision, Raw & NXT this week where the demo displayed a double-digit increase over the past week. The demo saw males drop from 108,000 to 67,000 while women were up slightly by 6%.

Adults 35-49 decreased by 19% to 201,000 which was due to the female audience members dropping more than double from 73,000 to 33,000 while men only fell by 5%.

Comparing AEW Dynamite to NXT’s Halloween Havoc from the previous night, it was NXT topping AEW among adults 18-34 including males in that demo while AEW was ahead in all the other key demos except overall viewership where NXT edged AEW with 787,000 to 774,000.

In Canada, Dynamite averaged approximately 98,000 viewers and 49,000 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2, which were up from figures of 85,300 and 39,400 last week.

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