AEW Dynamite finishes #4 on cable behind the NBA playoffs

Originally published at AEW Dynamite finishes #4 on cable behind the NBA playoffs

AEW Dynamite finished behind the NBA playoffs ranking fourth among cable originals while its audience fell to its lowest in two months.

The April 20th edition of the show from Pittsburgh averaged 930,000 viewers and 0.37 in the 18-49 demographic, per Showbuzz Daily and Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics.

AEW Dynamite last night on TBS:

930,000 viewers
P18-49: 0.37

Down slightly in P18-49 from last week but lowest demo since Mar 2, lowest P2+ since Feb 16.


— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) April 21, 2022

Dynamite went head-to-head with the Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics, which finished first on cable with 3,956,000 viewers and 1.4 in 18-49, and against the first ten minutes of the Chicago vs. Milwaukee game that finished second.

It was Dynamite’s lowest overall audience since February 16th while the 18-49 audience hit its lowest number since March 2nd.

Last week’s demo ratings were comparable to this week’s except for 50+, which fell from 0.38 to 0.34, and females 12-34 which dropped from 0.19 to 0.15. Males 12-34 grew this week from 0.28 to 0.33.

The audience only fell five percent from last week while the 18-49 was down one percent. Last week’s episode aired against back-to-back NBA Play-In games on ESPN that did 0.80 and 0.95 in 18-49 respectively.

In Canada, the show averaged 142,300 viewers and 82,100 in the 25-54 demo on TSN 2 while airing on the same night as the Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA game topped the sports chart in Canada on Wednesday followed by the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox and an NHL game between Edmonton and Dallas with AEW finishing seventh in overall viewers.

This week’s number in Canada was up from last week’s episode averaged 113,000 viewers.

Wednesday’s edition of Dynamite included a major announcement from Tony Khan regarding the joint pay-per-view with New Japan Pro Wrestling in June along with a Coffin match between Darby Allin and Andrade El Idolo, CM Punk taking on Dustin Rhodes, and Dr. Britt Baker’s return to television in her hometown against Danielle Kamela.