The latest episode of AEW Dynamite, aired live from the MVP Arena in Albany, NY, has witnessed a drop in viewership, according to Nielsen data collated by Wrestlenomics. This Wednesday's live post-Blood & Guts edition of AEW Dynamite amassed 898,000 viewers on TBS, a 5.77% decrease from the 953,000 viewers that last week's Blood & Guts 2023 episode drew in.
The recent episode's performance also saw a fall in the key 18-49 demographic, with the rating dropping 14.70% from last week's 0.34 to 0.29. This rating represents approximately 383,000 viewers from this demographic who tuned in for this week's show, marking a 13.15% decrease from last week's 441,000 viewers in the same category.
AEW Dynamite: Analyzing Viewership
Despite the decline, the latest edition of Dynamite holds the twelfth spot for the highest total audience garnered this year and shares the sixth position for the highest key demographic rating, tied with four other episodes.
However, these numbers are still below the 2022 average. Viewership trends indicated a 5.77% drop from last week's Dynamite episode, while the 18-49 key demographic rating slid by 14.70%. An year-over-year comparison reveals that this week's viewership was 8% lower than the same week in 2022.
The key demographic rating also took a hit, declining 12.12% compared to last year's figures. Interestingly, the equivalent 2022 episode was the Fight for The Fallen show. The anticipated card for Wednesday's post-Blood & Guts AEW Dynamite included Darby Allin vs.
Swerve Strickland, Britt Baker vs. Taya Valkyrie, PAC vs. Gravity, and a promo from the Blind Eliminator Tag Team Tournament winners, AEW World Champion MJF and Adam Cole. The main event featured ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli and Jon Moxley vs.
The Lucha Brothers vs. The Best Friends. Keeping an eye on the 2023 AEW Dynamite Viewership Tracker reveals fluctuating trends throughout the year, with the January 25th episode drawing the highest viewership so far with over 1 million viewers.
As we delve into these statistics, it's evident that wrestling continues to engage viewers worldwide. However, fluctuations in viewership and demographic ratings underline the need for a strategic focus on content and timing to maximize audience engagement in the future.