AEW Dynamite down from TBS debut, finishes #3 behind the NBA

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AEW Dynamite’s second week on TBS led to the show finishing third on cable for the night behind the two NBA games.

The January 12th edition from Raleigh averaged 989,000 viewers and 505,000 (0.39) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The 18-49 demo rating was equal to Monday’s edition of Raw, which went against the giant college championship game between Georgia and Alabama that drew 22,257,000 viewers. Raw did edge out Dynamite in 18-49 viewers with 507,000. AEW was ahead of Raw in men 18-49, adults 18-34, men 18-34, and men 35-49, according to the data from Brandon Thurston.

Dynamite was down 4 percent in overall viewers and 10 percent among its 18-49 audience from last week’s TBS premiere that featured an AEW championship match between Hangman Page and Bryan Danielson.

The big loss was felt among adults 18-34 that generated Dynamite’s fourth-largest audience in the demo of all-time last week. This week it fell by 23 percent including a 33 percent drop among females 18-34. This week was still Dynamite’s highest 18-34 number since the September 22nd episode from Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The older audience was steady with the 50+ rating of 0.35 equal to last week and the 35-49 audience up by 1 percent.

Dynamite finished behind the two NBA games on ESPN. The early game between Dallas and New York went against Dynamite and finished #2 with 1,195,000 viewers and 0.43 in 18-49. The late game between Brooklyn and Chicago began after Dynamite and topped cable with 1,556,000 viewers and 0.57 in the demo.

In Canada, Dynamite averaged 126,900 viewers and 67,800 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2. It was a minor increase from last week’s figures of 123,800 and 67,400 respectively.