AEW Dynamite drops in viewership and 18-49 demo, NXT edges out in 18-34

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AEW Dynamite experienced a drop in its viewership with the most pronounced loss seen among the 18-34 demographic.

The December 6 episode from Montreal averaged 823,000 viewers and 328,000 (0.25) in the 18-49 demographic – decreases of 4 and 15% respectively from last week’s numbers. (Data: Wrestlenomics)

It was Dynamite’s lowest viewership since November 15 and lowest 18-49 audience since October 24.

In the 18-49 demographic, male viewership declined by 14% to 230,000 and females fell by 17% to 98,000.

Adults 18-34 saw the largest decline falling by 26% to 117,000 viewers, which was a two-week low for Dynamite. Females in the demo decreased by 42% to 33,000.

Tuesday’s episode of NXT beat AEW in the 18-34 demo with an average of 124,000 viewers in the demo compared to Dynamite’s 117,000. Dynamite topped NXT among males in the demo with 84,000 to 81,000 while NXT was higher with women at 43,000 compared to 33,000. Dynamite topped NXT in the other demographics for the week.

Dynamite’s audience among adults 35-49 fell by 7% to 211,000, although females in the demo increased by 7% and was the only category that improved over last week’s performance.

In Canada, Dynamite averaged 101,400 viewers and 38,800 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2, so the show didn’t have a spike due to it airing from Canada nor the main event between Canadians Christian Cage and Adam Copeland. Last week’s numbers were 102,000 and 47,300 in the demo.

Dynamite ranked tenth among sports programs in Canada on Wednesday with the programming led by the Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers, Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors, and Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning.

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