Wednesday’s cable numbers have been reported with AEW Dynamite finishing fourth for the night for the special Brodie Lee Tribute show.
The unique edition of Dynamite averaged 977,000 viewers and a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Given the unique circumstances of the show, it’s a hard number to take anything from beyond the widespread attention that Brodie Lee’s passing received over the previous week.
In Canada, Dynamite averaged 159,700 viewers on TSN2, which was one of its highest numbers. It was extra impressive given they were going against the World Junior Hockey Championships and an NBA game between the L.A. Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.
NXT fell out of the top fifty cable programs with a 0.12 in the 18-49 demographic and 586,000 viewers. It was NXT’s lowest 18-49 figure since launching on the USA Network and lowest viewership average since the first empty arena show during the pandemic on March 18, 2020. Again, you can’t read too much into it with so much attention on Dynamite this week and going against a big college football game.
ESPN’s coverage of Oklahoma vs. Florida was the top cable program with 5,766,000 viewers and a 1.45 in the 18-49 demo.
AEW saw big increases with women 18-49 up by 35 percent, adults 25-54 increased by 28 percent, and men 18-49 were up by 23 percent. The only demos that dropped from the previous week were men 12-34 by 11 percent and adults 18-34 dropping by 4 percent, which could have been due to the football game.
AEW also did its highest adult 50+ rating since October 14th, which was the one-year anniversary show with Jon Moxley vs. Lance Archer.
Due to NXT falling out of the top fifty programs, we don’t have a breakdown of their key demos.