AEW Dynamite rating/viewership for this week

May 12, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

Wednesday’s live edition of AEW Dynamite drew 840,000 viewers on TBS, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.

This is up 0.84% from last week’s episode, which drew 833,000 viewers.

This week’s Dynamite drew a 0.33 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This is up 3.12% from last week’s 0.32 rating. This week’s 0.33 key demographic rating represents 430,000 viewers who watched the show from that 18-49 demo. This is up 2.14% from last week’s 421,000 18-49 viewers that the 0.32 key demo rating represented, according to Wrestlenomics.

Dynamite ranked #5 on the Cable Top 150 this week with the 0.33 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is down from last week’s #4 ranking.

Dynamite ranked #36 in viewership for the night on cable this week. This is even with last week’s #36 ranking.

Wednesday’s Dynamite drew the second-lowest audience of the year so far, and the fourth-lowest key demo rating of the year. The episode had strong sports competition from the NBA Playoffs and the NHL Playoffs on cable. Wednesday’s Dynamite viewership was up 0.84% from last week, while the 18-49 key demo rating was up 3.12% from last week.

The NBA Playoffs game between the Warriors and the Grizzlies on TNT topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 with a 1.57 rating. The Warriors vs. Grizzlies game on TNT also topped the night in viewership on cable with 4.823 million viewers.

Chicago Fire on NBC topped the night on network TV in viewership with an average of 6.778 million viewers, also drawing a 0.68 key demo rating. Survivor on CBS topped the night in the 18-49 key demographic with a 0.78 rating, also drawing 5.377 million viewers.

This week’s Dynamite viewership was down 10.3% from the same week in 2021. The key demo rating was up 8% from the previous year. The 2021 episode only faced competition from a regular NBA game, while this year the show had competition from the NBA Playoffs and the NHL Playoffs.

Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite aired live from the UBS Arena At Belmont Park in Elmont, NY, and featured several happenings advertised ahead of time – Danhausen’s in-ring debut vs. Tony Nese, a Jericho Appreciation Society victory speech, the contract signing and stipulation reveal for MJF vs. Wardlow at Double Or Nothing, CM Punk vs. John Silver, FTW Champion Ricky Starks defending against AEW World Tag Team Champion Jungle Boy, Toni Storm vs. Jamie Hayter in a first round match for The Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament, plus two first round matches for The Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament – Adam Cole vs. AAA & ROH World Tag Team Champion Dax Harwood in the opener, and Jeff Hardy vs. Darby Allin in the main event.

Below is our 2022 AEW Dynamite Viewership Tracker:

January 5 Episode: 1.010 million viewers with a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic (TBS premiere episode)
January 12 Episode: 969,000 viewers with a 0.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 19 Episode: 1.032 million viewers with a 0.44 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 26 Episode: 1.100 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Beach Break episode)
February 2 Episode: 954,000 viewers with a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 9 Episode: 1.129 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 16 Episode: 869,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 23 Episode: 1.010 million viewers with a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 2 Episode: 966,000 viewers with a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 9 Episode: 945,000 viewers with a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Revolution episode)
March 16 Episode: 993,000 viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic (St. Patrick’s Day Slam episode)
March 23 Episode: 1.046 million viewers with a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 30 Episode: 979,000 viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 6 Episode: 989,000 viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 13 Episode: 977,000 viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 20 Episode: 930,000 viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 27 Episode: 921,000 viewers with a 0.33 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 4 Episode: 833,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 11 Episode: 840,000 viewers with a 0.33 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 18 Episode:

2021 Viewership Average: 891,810 viewers per episode
2021 18-49 Key Demographic Rating Average: 0.34 per episode

2020 Viewership Average: 810,755 viewers per episode

2019 Viewership Average: 903,333 viewers per episode

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