Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/05/25/aew-dynamite-sees-increase-going-into-double-or-nothing/
With the NBA playoffs having a night off, AEW Dynamite finished fourth among cable originals on Wednesday.
The go-home episode before Double or Nothing averaged 846,000 viewers and 417,000 (0.32) in the 18-49 demographic, per Showbuzz Daily and Wrestlenomics.
Dynamite ranked fourth among cable originals behind two episodes of Vanderpump Rules and the NHL playoffs with the Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes.
Dynamite saw a four percent increase in viewership with the key demographic increasing by 14 percent.
In the 18-49 demo, females increased by 13 percent while men increased by 12 percent this week. For women in the demo, it was their highest audience since April 19.
Adults 18-34 saw a 19 percent increase over last week while adults 35-49 grew by 11 percent.
Adults 50+ were down by six percent.
The big program of the evening was the 9 p.m. ET airing of Vanderpump Rules (2,036,000 viewers and 0.92 in the demo), which was the most-watched program on television on Wednesday. The NHL playoffs on TNT were second (1,860,00 and 0.60) while the 8 p.m. ET airing of Vanderpump Rules ranked third (800,000 and 0.33).
Network competition included a three-hour Survivor finale that averaged 4,409,000 viewers and 0.69 on CBS from 8-11 p.m. ET.
Dynamite included Tony Khan’s announcement regarding the location for the first episode of Collision on 6/17, and three title matches on the go-home show before Double or Nothing this Sunday.
For Canadian numbers, Dynamite numbers are delayed this week due to the holiday this past Monday. In an update, WWE Raw averaged 225,100 viewers and 118,400 in the 25-54 demographic this past Monday on Sportsnet 360 and ranked sixth among sports programs that night. Tuesday’s episode of NXT did not rank in the top ten sports programs with approximately 44,000 viewers and 16,000 in the 25-54 demo on SN 360.