AEW Dynamite viewership for the penultimate edition before Double or Nothing

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite television show produced 821,000 viewers for TNT. The viewership count was down from the 936,000 viewership mark for last week’s episode.

Powell’s POV: Dynamite finished with a .28 in the 18-49 demographic. Last week’s Dynamite delivered a .31 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The Showbuzz Daily website that we use for ratings is still experiencing technical issues, so it’s unclear where Dynamite finished in the 18-49 demographic compared to other Wednesday night cable shows.

Readers Comments (9)

  1. I’m sure the NBA playoffs excuse will be used, but when pro wrestling is good people watch it over other things. When it’s bad, it claims it loses viewership to everything from The Challenge on MTV to the lowest rated Presidential speech in decades.

    Despite the “None” on the miss list here, it was yet another bad pro wrestling show. Not as bad as the previous 3 weeks, but definitely not good either. They don’t know what they’re doing, they don’t have a plan, and they keep wasting good talent with a crackhead owner/booker and literal first timer doing the show formatting.

    They need to not have a single TV match with any kind of interference before, during, or after it for 6 months at a minimum. They need to not have another interview interrupted for just as long. They need to stop having 72 false finishes per night and let finishers be what wins matches, especially for their main eventers. While we’re at it, either demand that the refs do their job (and wrestlers learn how to work a match in the ring) or get rid of them and start over with a fresh crew. Rick Knox and Aubrey Edwards should be the first two out the door if they won’t get in line.

    Put one of the vets like Arn in charge and let him pick a committee to help him book, then leave him alone for a year and see what happens. They’ve got money, they’ve got a good TV deal, and they’ve got probably 25-30 workers who could help propel them to much higher viewership if used well.

    Instead, they’ll keep letting a money mark and 4 guys who have never drawn a dime in the US waste a great opportunity with a promotion that often makes Herb Abram’s UWF look good by comparison.

    • At least they can count on you to always be watching!

    • Yep! It’s always something that stops Aew from continuing to pull large numbers. Maybe the reason the numbers are fluctuating so much is that the product is not good enough to keep people interested for the long haul. Sadly, there are only a handful of people that will be truthful about aew.

    • Imterferences? False finishes? Sorry, but you must have been watching RAW that last couple of months.

      • And this comment shows the problem with AEW, the cultists can’t accept any criticism and act like babies any time someone tries to give fair constructive advice about the show and always have to bring the WWE into it when this has nothing to do with the WWE.

        AEW will continue to lose the casual fans bc they will never try to better their show bc the cultists like JustJoe, Jason Powell and Dave Meltzer will continuously act like AEW can do no wrong and is the best wrestling show ever.

        This was a weak show and the ratings back that up, AEW are back to the ratings they got when competing with NXT (also a bad show right now as well), and that is pathetic now they have no competition, but Jason Powell will continue to give them no misses bc he like all the cultists live in a fantasy works where AEW is the hero taking down the villan WWE and that will always hide the bad parts of AEW.

        If you want AEW to improve, then leave the fantasy world and get in the real one and encourage them to get better and don’t be afraid to criticize them or AEW will continue to put on bad shows until they either shut down or move to an obscure channel

        • Am I a cultist for Impact and NXT? I believe I gave those shows one Miss each this week. Just trying to keep track of which cults I belong to these days. It’s so hard to keep up.

          • If people have a problem with Jason Powell they should get the hell off the website fans are the most annoying part of wrestling to me I enjoy all wrestling when I ignore other people’s opinions they are like assholes everyone has one but who cares!

      • Raw is pulling record low numbers as well. Maybe, just maybe, pro wrestling sucks right now because 90% of it is 5’7″ acrobats and gymnasts with zero personality doing the same terrible match over and over again.

        There are millions of lapsed wrestling fans that just want a good pro wrestling show with interesting characters who can work like they’re trying to win a fight. Instead, most either don’t watch at all or they do something like I do and use their DVR to skip almost everything while looking for the 1-2 good enough parts of a show to satisfy the itch of seeing quality pro wrestling instead of a shitty midget indie gymnastics or garbage style match.

  2. AEW needs a huge overhaul from top to bottom. I am on the fence of whether or not I am going to order Double or Nothing because of their fireworks display. I wanna see wrestling matches, not “sports entertainment.”

    I DVR Dynamite every week and I am starting to fast forward more than I have in the past. They have good things but they need to get of rid of the dead weight. Enough of Excalibur, Jane Cargill, and the Good Brothers to name a few.

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