By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
AEW Dynamite television show delivered 850,000 viewers for Wednesday’s episode on TNT, according to Showbuzzdaily.com. The viewership count was up from the 764,000 viewers who watched last week’s episode.
Powell’s POV: Dynamite finished seventh in the 18-49 demographic with a .37 in the cable ratings. AEW won the night over NXT, which delivered 638,000 viewers and finished 56th with a .14 in the 18-49 demo for USA Network.
Very misleading headline. I got excited when I read that viewership “soared”. I was expecting more than a million viewers not the same 850,000 they’ve had for that last 13 months. Viewership was up from the previous week but 850,000 is where they’re normally at. You can mentioned the demo all you want but wouldn’t more viewers more than likely raise that demo number? The Wednesday night viewership is stagnant, it’s been the same audience for both shows no new viewers. Not trying to hate on AEW or NXT want them both to succeed. Would like to see both shows getting over a million viewers regularly.
It was up nearly 90,000 compared to the week before. I wasn’t trying to mislead in any way. I thought it was a nice jump.