AEW Dynamite's Viewership and Key Demo Decline

Despite high-profile matches, AEW Dynamite experienced a viewership dip.

by Noman Rasool
AEW Dynamite's Viewership and Key Demo Decline

In the aftermath of the NBA Playoffs, expectations were high for "AEW Dynamite." This week's show, which featured a pair of title matches, a highly anticipated clash between Adam Cole and AEW World Champion MJF, and the impending debut of "Collision," had its share of highlights.

However, recent data from Wrestlenomics and ShowbuzzDaily paints a different picture, indicating a decline in viewership from last week's episode. Viewership for Wednesday's episode dropped from an average of 903,000 viewers the previous week to 832,000.

This downtick in viewership despite a notable line-up underscores the fluctuating audience engagement with the show. Furthermore, the key demographic, viewers aged 18-49, also decreased from 0.33 last week to 0.30 this week.

Consequently, "Dynamite" finished third among cable originals, bested by the broadcast of the MLB game between the New York Yankees and New York Mets on ESPN, and an episode of "Vanderpump Rules" on Bravo.

Dynamite Overshadowed in Viewership Battle

In the viewership race, the disparity was striking.

The Yankees-Mets game attracted an impressive average of 1,903,000 viewers, while "Vanderpump Rules" drew in 1,134,000 viewers. Both shows also outperformed "Dynamite" in the P18-49 demographic, scoring 0.42 and 0.41, respectively.

However, AEW remains optimistic. They are pinning hopes on the imminent debut of "Collision" this Saturday, which is set to feature the much-awaited return of CM Punk to AEW programming. But that's not all that's on AEW's plate this summer.

Tony Khan and his team have an action-packed schedule, which includes the latest episode of the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door on June 25, and All In at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on August 27. With an array of exciting events on the horizon, AEW is geared up to regain its momentum, aiming to boost its viewership figures and improve its standing in the fiercely competitive cable programming landscape.