AEW Dynamite experiences small gain, All Access stays steady

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AEW Dynamite saw a small increase for its show on Long Island while the second episode of All Access stayed steady.

The April 5th edition of Dynamite averaged 877,000 viewers and approximately 391,000 (0.30) in the 18-49 demographic, per Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The show ranked sixth among cable originals behind two NBA games, Vanderpump Rules, and Watch What Happens Live. The head-to-head game with the Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks averaged 1,098,000 viewers and 0.37 in the demo while Vanderpump Rules averaged 1,139,000 and 0.46 against the second hour of Dynamite.

AEW’s viewership increased by three percent and the 18-49 audience was up by six percent compared with last week’s episode.

In the key demo, males increased by six percent while females dropped by one percent.

Adults 18-34 grew by ten percent, adults 35-49 were up by four percent, and adults 50+ saw a three percent uptick.

It was Dynamite’s second most-watched episode since February 22 trailing the episode that aired on March 22.

The show was promoted around a major announcement by Tony Khan that the company would stage ‘All In’ from Wembley Stadium in London this August. The show also had four title matches including a ‘Titles vs. Careers’ main event between The Gunns and FTR.

In Canada, it was a competitive night with Dynamite averaging approximately 101,000 viewers and 57,000 in the 25-54 demographic, which is down 45 percent in viewers and dropped 49 percent in the demo from last week. Dynamite aired against an NHL game between Calgary and Winnipeg, and the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals, which were the top two sports programs on Wednesday with AEW finishing outside of the top ten.

The second episode of AEW All Access averaged 339,000 viewers and approximately 143,000 (0.11) in the 18-49 demographic, which ranked #33 among cable originals from 10-11 p.m. ET on TBS. The show was steady from the premiere with a three percent increase in viewership while the 18-49 audience dropped by one percent.  

What the hell is Watch What Happens Live? I’m constantly surprised about shows I’ve never heard of being near the top of tv ratings.