Last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite was able to draw a total of 930,000 viewers, while last Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite was able to draw a total of 921,000 viewers, reports Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
This total is down 0.96% from last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, which drew a rating of 0.33 in the key 18-49 demo. Last Wednesday night’s 0.33 rating is down 10.81% from last week’s 0.37 rating in the key 18-49 demo. Last Wednesday night’s rating of 0.33 in the 18-49 key demo represents around 424,000 total viewers that watched this past Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite from that demo. This is down 12.21% from last week’s 483,000 total viewers in the 18-49 key demo.
Last Wednesday’s live AEW Dynamite inside the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania featured
AAA World and ROH World Tag Team Champions FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) facing each other in an Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Qualifying Match with CM Punk on commentary, Lance Archer going up against Wardlow in a Singles Match, The Jericho Appreciation Society having a sit-down with Ortiz, Santana and Eddie Kingston, Hikaru Shida facing Serena Deeb in a Philly Street Fight, Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson of The Undisputed Elite facing Brian Pillman Jr., Griff Garrison, Dante Martin, Brock Anderson and Lee Johnson in a big 10-Man Tag Team Match and Sammy Guevara defending the AEW TNT Title against Scorpio Sky in a Ladder Match, which was the main event.
The viewership number of this past Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite, which drew the lowest total audience and the lowest key demo rating since the February 16 Dynamite episode as well as the second-lowest viewership and the second-lowest key demo rating of the year so far, was up 3.6% from the same week in 2021, while the key 18-49 demo rating was even from the same week in 2021. The episode of AEW Dynamite in 2021 had major competition from President Biden’s address to Congress.
Last Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite ranked #4 for the night on the Cable Top 150, with a 0.33 rating in the 18-49 key demo, which is even from last week’s #3 ranking. This past Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite episode ranked #37 in viewership for the night on cable, which is down from last week’s #35 ranking.
You can check out the tweets below:
AEW Dynamite last night on TBS:— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 28, 2022
P18-49: 0.33 (424,000)
Dynamite's lowest demo since February 16. Slightly lower than last week in total viewership.
📊 https://t.co/1SscdBCpr8 pic.twitter.com/ZKGitOVQtu
Dynamite ranked #4 among cable originals in P18-49, according to Showbuzz Daily, only behind the two NBA playoff games on TNT (1.37, 0.97 demo ratings) and Inside the NBA (0.65), which followed the late game. Including broadcast primetime it ranked #9. pic.twitter.com/V2by3ozbzA— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 28, 2022
NXT moved to Tue on Apr 13, 2021. So the year-over-year comp for April is against a partial post-WNW era. For all Apr comps, it's notable NBA playoffs started in late May last year.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 28, 2022
Dynamite is +2% in P18-49 and -4% in P2+ for April YOY.
📋 Full report: https://t.co/9BWRUgOczq pic.twitter.com/mTp2c4qsSm
Bald vs. Hair currently in the lead among YouTube highlights from last night's Dynamite. It's early, though, and AEW staggers the release of videos from TV. pic.twitter.com/C9gaK2l6mu— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 28, 2022
Quarter-hours show Dynamite struggled to maintain the audience over the two hours more than usual, especially in the demo. QH1-to-QH8 and QH2-to-QH8 declines were among the steepest since moving to TBS on January 5.— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 28, 2022
QHs are up for subscribers now: https://t.co/MiaPkiCecg pic.twitter.com/dbYyeilGU4