AEW Dynamite ranks third on cable, viewership increase from 'Winter is Coming'

Originally published at AEW Dynamite ranks third on cable, viewership increase from 'Winter is Coming'

AEW Dynamite’s Holiday Bash ranked third on cable on Wednesday and topped last week’s viewership.

The December 21st episode from San Antonio averaged 957,000 viewers and approximately 396,000 (0.30) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The viewership average was up 1% from Winter is Coming last week and was the most-watched episode of Dynamite since October 26th.

Dynamite ranked third among cable originals behind the Michigan vs. North Carolina college basketball game which did 1.32 million viewers and 0.37 in 18-49, and the Kentucky vs. South Alabama college football game which averaged 1.20 million and 0.31 with both airing on ESPN. Dynamite ranked second for the night among adults 18-34, males 12-34, and adults 25-54 ahead of college football.

The 18-49 audience fell by 13% with the male audience declining by 13% and offsetting the 6% uptick among females in the demo. This week’s audience among women in the 18-49 was Dynamite’s highest since November 9th.

The female audience also performed well in the 18-34 demo with a 22% increase from last week and it’s highest in that category since October 12th. Overall, the 18-34 demo was up 4% from last week with men in the demo down 3% from last week.

Among adults 35-49, the audience was down by 15% with males falling by 20% and females decreasing 3% this week.

There was also growth among adults 50+ with the rating going from 0.41 last week to 0.43.

In Canada, Dynamite’s English language audience on TSN 2 was approximately 66,000 viewers and 34,000 in the 25-54 demographic and didn’t finish among the top ten sports programs on Wednesday. Dynamite was ahead of NXT in the demo this week, but NXT did a much higher audience on Sportsnet 360 with 82,000 viewers.

Dynamite’s final episode of the year takes place from Broomfield, Colorado next week with Match #6 in the best-of-seven series between Death Triangle and The Elite in a Falls Count Anywhere match, plus Samoa Joe vs. Wardlow for the TNT Championship, and Bryan Danielson vs. Ethan Page.

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I’ll say it again…

If All Out is to AEW as Survivor Series 97 is to WWE’s history… Then this winter definitely feels like WWE heading into 98. A lot of young talent on the rise. A lot of established talent repositioning themselves within the company as well. And a TV deal scenario in the next 12 months that could be a game changer for the company. (Especially if that Fox possibility plays out, as discussed last night. Unlikely, but still very possible.)

I really feel like momentum is building again within the company, and it feels like a buzz is returning, not felt since pre-Covid.


It definitely feels hotter than it has in months.

With RR and Wrestlemania season upon us, you have to think WWE will be similar

great time to be a wrestling fan!


I love your faith in WWE Alex. I hope it’s paid off

The great Rick Ross is gonna take AEW to new heights.