Rating/viewership for this week’s AEW Dynamite

May 18, 2023 - by Staff

Wednesday’s live edition of AEW Dynamite drew 814,000 viewers on TBS, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.

This is down 7.18% from the last week’s episode, which drew 877,000 viewers.

This week’s Dynamite drew a 0.28 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This is down 12.50% from last week’s 0.32 rating. This week’s 0.28 key demographic rating represents 365,000 viewers who watched the show from that 18-49 demo. This is down 12.47% from last week’s 417,000 18-49 viewers that the 0.32 key demo rating represented, according to Wrestlenomics.

Dynamite ranked #7 on the Cable Top 150 this week with the 0.28 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This is up from last week’s #9 ranking.

Dynamite ranked #37 in viewership for the night on cable this week. This is up from last week’s #39 ranking.

Wednesday’s Dynamite drew the second-lowest total audience of the year so far, and the third-lowest key demo rating of the year so far, tied with five others. This week’s viewership and key demo rating were below the 2022 averages. Wednesday’s Dynamite viewership was down 7.18% from last week, while the 18-49 key demo rating was down 12.50% from last week.

This week’s Dynamite viewership was down 11.71% from the same week in 2022. The key demo rating was down 15.15% from the previous year. The 2022 show was the Wild Card Wednesday episode.

The NBA Playoffs game between the Heat and the Celtics on TNT at 8:30pm topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 with a 2.07 rating. The Heat vs. Celtics NBA game also topped the night on cable in viewership with 5.945 million viewers.

Chicago Fire on NBC topped the night on broadcast TV in viewership with an average of 6.021 million viewers, also drawing a 0.49 key demo rating. Survivor on CBS topped the night on broadcast TV in the 18-49 key demo with the 0.71 rating, also drawing 4.705 million viewers.

Wednesday’s live edition of AEW Dynamite aired from the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, and featured several happenings advertised ahead of time – Sammy Guevara vs. TBA, “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vs. Rush, Jay White vs. Ricky Starks, The Outcasts (Toni Storm, Ruby Soho) vs. Britt Baker and Hikaru Shida, Chris Jericho vs. Roderick Strong in a Falls Count Anywhere Match, a follow-up to Wednesday’s AEW Collision announcement, AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin vs. Lee Moriarty and Big Bill, plus Don Callis explaining why he turned on Kenny Omega, which ended up being the show-closing segment.

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