Originally published at AEW Dynamite finishes #4 on cable behind NBA, 12% drop in demo
AEW Dynamite finished behind the NBA on Wednesday night and fourth among cable programs while dropping to its lowest 18-49 audience in over two months.
The April 27th edition of the show from Philadelphia averaged 924,000 viewers and approximately 424,000 (0.33) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
AEW Dynamite last night on TBS:
P18-49: 0.33 (424,000)
Dynamite's lowest demo since February 16. Slightly lower than last week in total viewership.
— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 28, 2022
Dynamite fell 12 percent among 18-49s while its overall audience only fell by one percent, however, both figures were the show’s lowest since February 16th.
The show was hit significantly among males 18-34, which dropped by 51 percent this week and was the lowest performance in that demo since December 8th, 2021 averaging 70,000 viewers, per Thurston. The 18-34 demo dropped 36 percent overall from the prior week.
Males 12-34 also fell from 0.33 last week to 0.18 and one would have to assign the drop in males to the NBA playoffs.
Adults 35-49 were up by six percent this week while 50+ grew from 0.34 to 0.38.
Dynamite went head-to-head with the Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks, which finished second for the night on cable with 2,717,000 viewers and 0.97 in 18-49 along with 0.82 in 18-34 and 0.96 in males 12-34.
The late game between Golden State and Denver finished first on cable with 4,017,000 viewers and 1.37 in 18-49. Since TBS is on a staggered feed, this game would have aired against the West Coast airing of Dynamite.
Network programming for the night was led by CBS’ Survivor with 5,722,000 viewers and 0.85 in 18-49 going against the first hour of AEW.
In Canada, AEW did not finish among the top ten sports programs for the day with an average of 61,000 viewers on TSN 2. The sports chart was led by the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox and included NHL, NBA, and Curling.