AEW Dynamite experiences decrease for "go home" episode before Dynasty

Originally published at AEW Dynamite experiences decrease for "go home" episode before Dynasty

AEW Dynamite saw a slide in its viewership figures for the go-home episode before Dynasty this weekend.

The April 17 episode from Indianapolis averaged 762,000 viewers and 337,000 (0.26) in the 18-49 demographic, per Wrestlenomics.

The audience dropped seven percent while the core demo audience experienced a decline of sixteen percent from last week’s program.

Dynamite faced competition airing against games from the NBA Play-In Tournament with Miami vs. Philadelphia and Atlanta vs. Chicago.

In the 18-49 demographic, males dropped by twenty percent averaging 213,000 viewers while females fell by eight percent to 124,000 viewers.

Adults 18-34 decreased by twenty-six percent with a decline from 150,000 to 111,000 viewers.

Adults 35-49 fell from 250,000 to 226,000 viewers this week, although females in this demo were the lone category to grow with a seven percent increase over last week.

In Canada, the show averaged 130,700 viewers and 72,000 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2, which ranked tenth among sports programming on Wednesday. The audience was nearly identical to the previous week, however, the demo grew nineteen percent.


Despite the decrease, still held as #3 on cable, only behind the NBA.

It’s a great number behind only the NBA for another show with useless Mercedes cutting a god awful promo

It was a way better show but I think a lot of damage was done with the past two bad episodes.

And yeah Mercedes is just total cringe. Bad acting, lame catchphrases and performing like she’s in promo class at the PC.

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I came across this today.

It definitely demonstrates to me why WBD is probably very happy with AEW, when stacked up against all sorts of other programming.

Brandon Thurstan’s comments a few weeks ago really made me think AEW is getting a good increase. When they debuted, they were 16th for the night with their number that hasn’t been topped since. The past 4 weeks, they’ve been #3.

I’m trying to remember if Brandon correlated WWE’s decline leveling off after the Peacock deal, because if that’s the case, that could be what AEW needs. More than anything, that could be what helps stabilize them. Sure, better creative and stronger characters will help overall, but consistency over the long haul would be a good bet to get started.

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