Last week’s AEW Dynamite was able to draw a total of 1.129 million viewers, while this past Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite was able to draw a total of 869,000 viewers, reports Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
This total is down 23.02% from last week’s AEW Dynamite, which drew a rating of 0.31 in the key 18-49 demo. Last Wednesday night’s 0.31 rating is down 24.39% from last week’s 0.41 rating in the key 18-49 demo. Last Wednesday night’s 0.31 rating in the 18-49 key demographic represents around 406,000 total viewers that watched this past Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite from that demo. This is down 24.95% from last week’s 541,000 total viewers in the 18-49 key demo.
Last Wednesday’s live episode of AEW Dynamite inside the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee featured CM Punk revealing the time, place and rules for his match against MJF, Bryan Danielson going up against Lee Moriarty in a Singles Match, Wardlow taking on The Acclaimed’s Max Caster in a Face Of The Revolution Qualifying Match, Chris Jericho and Jake Hager taking on Santana and Ortiz in Tag Team action, Thunder Rosa facing Mercedes Martinez in a No DQ match and the AEW TNT Champion Sammy Guevara defending his AEW TNT Title against Darby Allin, which was the main event.
The viewership number of last Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite, which drew the lowest audience and key demo rating since the show’s move to TBS, where the audience was the lowest since the December 1, 2021 episode and the key demo rating was the lowest since the December 15, 2021 Winter Is Coming show as well as the week-to-week drop for this week was the biggest for a Wednesday night Dynamite episode in more than a year since the January 6, 2021 episode, which was the day of the United States Capitol riot, was up 16.33% from the same week in 2021, which battled WWE NXT in head-to-head competition and the key 18-49 demo rating was equal from the same week in 2021.
Last Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite ranked #3 for the night on the Cable Top 150, with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 key demo, which is down from last week’s #1 ranking. This past Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite episode ranked #39 in viewership for the night on cable, which is down from last week’s #26 ranking.
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AEW Dynamite last night on TBS:— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) February 17, 2022
P18-49: 0.31 (406,000)
Lowest total and 18-49 viewership since December.
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Dynamite ranked #3 among cable originals, behind the two NBA games on ESPN.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) February 17, 2022
It doesn't appear Dynamite was up against any abnormally strong competition.
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Early info for quarter-hours (P2+ and P18-49) for Dynamite are in now. Will tweet the chart later tonight.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) February 17, 2022
Weaker start than usual but the second half of the program pulled down the overall average also.
Quarter-hours for AEW Dynamite last night on TBS.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) February 18, 2022
7:30pm lead-in from Big Bang Theory was the lowest since the TBS move.
Still, the quarter-hour breakdown shows Dynamite viewership declining through the second hour.
? QH breakdown across more demos: https://t.co/Pwq8L07uKZ pic.twitter.com/H3fiKysBwn