Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/02/02/aew-dynamite-ranks-2-on-cable-tops-one-nba-game/
AEW Dynamite finished second on cable on Wednesday night and topped the late NBA game on ESPN.
The February 1st episode from Dayton averaged 901,000 viewers and approximately 404,000 (0.31) in the 18-49 demographic. (Data: Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily)
The show dropped 10 percent in viewers from last week’s show while the 18-49 audience fell by 4 percent.
Dynamite ranked second among all cable programs on Wednesday behind the Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics which averaged 1,036,000 viewers and 0.34 on ESPN. Dynamite beat the late game on ESPN between Atlanta and Phoenix that averaged 855,000 viewers and 0.30, as well as MTV’s The Challenge that did 551,000 and 0.27.
In the 18-49 demo, Dynamite’s drop reflected the female viewership dropping 16 percent this week while the male viewership was flat from last week.
Adults 18-34 grew by 2 percent and the 35-49 demo dropped by 7 percent.
Dynamite was hurt in overall viewership by a decline among adults 50+ from 0.44 last week to this week’s 0.39 – its lowest in that demo since December 7, 2022.
In Canada, Dynamite averaged approximately 88,300 viewers and 44,100 in the 25-54 demographic on TSN 2, which were down 29 and 35 percent respectively from last week’s show. This week’s show ranked #4 among sports programs on Wednesday in Canada with this week’s Dynamite airing against the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins and a Toronto Raptors game against the Utah Jazz.
Dynamite was headlined by a No Holds Barred match for the TNT Championship between Darby Allin and Samoa Joe, the third match in the series between Hangman Page and Jon Moxley, and Jade Cargill moving to 50-0 after retaining the TBS Championship among the key matches.