AEW Dynamite falls to lowest Wednesday numbers in history

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AEW Dynamite saw a massive hit to its audience this week and recorded the lowest viewership in the show’s history on its regular night.

The June 20 episode from Virginia on the Juneteenth holiday averaged 502,000 viewers and 213,000 (0.16) in the 18-49 demographic. (Data: Programming Insider and Wrestlenomics).

The audience decreased by 26 percent while the core demo audience was down by 28 percent. Those numbers represent the lowest figures in the show’s history for an episode on Wednesday. There were two episodes of Dynamite in June 2021, which aired on Friday and did lower overall viewership averages.

The decrease is amplified given there was no NBA competition unlike last week’s episode airing against the Celtics vs. Mavericks, which averaged 10,973,000 viewers.

The show ranked ninth among cable originals, led by the College World Series (0.42) on ESPN and Expedition Unknown (0.18) on Discovery.

In the 18-49 demo, male viewership decreased 30 percent from 183,000 to 130,000 viewers while the female audience dropped by 17 percent to 85,000 viewers.

Adults 18-34 fell by seven percent to 81,000 viewers and was its lowest audience in that demo for 2024.

Adults 35-49 had a big decline of 37 percent with 132,000 viewers.

Compared with the same week last year (an episode from Chicago including an appearance by CM Punk), Dynamite averaged 902,000 viewers and 436,000 (0.33) in the demo with 169,000 viewers in the 18-34 demo. Overall viewership declined by 44 percent, 18-49 fell by 51 percent and the 18-34 demo is down by 52 percent. Even accounting for the drop in cable homes for TBS year over year, it is a staggering drop.

Dynamite continued its slump in Canada with an average of 66,000 viewers and 34,000 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2.

The show featured MJF’s first match in nearly six months with a commercial-free opener against Rush and the beginning of the Owen Hart Foundation Cup tournament.

This was one week where it was a clear-cut victory for NXT, which averaged 724,000 viewers and 341,000 (0.26) in the demo against the tougher competitor with the Stanley Cup Finals airing on Tuesday.

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