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AEW Dynamite ratings drop for Saturday's episode


Source: ShowBuzz Daily

Saturday night's episode of AEW Dynamite averaged 575,000 viewers on TNT, down 20.9 percent from the previous week's show that also aired on a Saturday. Aside from the three times that Dynamite aired on Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern this June, it's the lowest audience in the history of the show.

Dynamite did have strong competition in the form of several college football games on various networks that totaled nearly 14 million viewers, along with game six of the MLB NLCS, which averaged nearly seven million viewers. All of this ran head-to-head with Dynamite.

Dynamite finished 10th on cable in the 18-49 demo with a 0.22 rating. It's identical to the rating that Friday night's Rampage episode drew in 18-49 but down 21.4 percent from the previous week's Dynamite rating.

Dynamite was down in every category with the exception of males 12-34, which was up 29.4 percent to a 0.22 rating.

Dynamite will be back in its regular Wednesday night time slot at 8 p.m. Eastern on TNT tomorrow. The show will now be airing live in every time zone.

On Saturday, a repeat airing of WWE SmackDown aired on Fox in place of the originally scheduled ALCS game. Against Dynamite, it averaged 632,000 viewers and a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demo. Both numbers are about 30 percent of what the first-run airing of SmackDown had done the night before.