AEW Dynamite 200 sees increase in demo audience, female viewership rises

Originally published at AEW Dynamite 200 sees increase in demo audience

The 200th episode of Dynamite saw a small increase in the show’s 18-49 audience with female viewership rising.

The August 2 episode from Tampa billed as ‘Dynamite 200’ averaged 894,000 viewers and 406,000 (0.31) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics.

The show was nearly identical to last week’s viewership average of 898,000 while the 18-498 audience was up by 6% from last week and its second-highest number in the key demo since June 21.

In the 18-49 demo, female viewership increased by 27% to 141,000 viewers and its highest female audience in the demo since June 7. Male viewership in the demo dropped by 3% to 264,000.

Adults 18-34 was a strange breakdown with males falling by 32% in the category to 78,000 while women increased by the same percentage to 62,000. It was a very low male number in the demo for Dynamite.

Adults 35-49 saw a 20% increase this week with males increasing by 19% and women improving by 25% over last week’s numbers.

In Canada, the show averaged 81,300 viewers and 52,700 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2, which were down 25% and 19% respectively from last week. Dynamite ranked #6 among sports programs on Wednesday with AEW topping last Friday’s episode of SmackDown in the 25-49 by 3,100 viewers.

Dynamite was headlined by Hikaru Shida regaining the AEW Women’s Championship from Toni Storm and featured an Anything Goes Match, ROH Tag Title Match, and a lengthy in-ring segment involving MJF and Adam Cole to set up their title match at All In.

According to Wrestlenomics, the peak quarter for viewership was between 9-9:15 p.m. ET for the MJF and Adam Cole segment, the reaction from Roderick Strong backstage, and the start of Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal & Satnam Singh with 964,000 viewers and 441,000 in the demo. In the following quarter, those figures dropped 10% and 11% respectively for the conclusion of the six-man tag and the Mogul Embassy attack on Nick Wayne.