AEW Dynamite Finishes First on Cable Charts; TBS Touts Ratings Success


-- Last night's AEW Dynamite, the last show before Sunday's AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV, was up in overnight viewership figures released by ShowBuzz Daily, generating an audience of 878,000 and a 18-49 rating of 0.31. The latter number put Dynamite right at the top of the cable charts despite it being one of the lowest ratings for the show since moving to TBS earlier this year. While there wasn't much in the way of cable competition, the NHL's Stanley Cup finals aired on ABC and was watched by nearly 4.6 million people and it drew a 1.31 rating in the 18-49 demo to easily lead everything else on TV. Earlier today, TBS sent out the following press release, touting Dynamite's success this week:

TBS’ “AEW Dynamite” was Wednesday’s #1 cable program in 18-49 at 8pm.

AEW: Dynamite on TBS delivered 411k among P18-49, up +13% vs. prior week. (Wednesday, June 22)

· Ranked #1 on cable for Wednesday among P18-49.

· P2+ was +15% (878k) and P18-34 was +35% (144k).

Last night’s “AEW: Dynamite” was live from Milwaukee, WI, with Jon Moxley and NJPW's Hiroshi Tanahashi teaming up to take on Chris Jericho and Lance Archer, Bryan Danielson addressing his future plans, Malakai Black and Penta Oscuro facing off in the final AEW All-Atlantic Championship Qualifying Match, Orange Cassidy joining Roppongi Vice to face Will Ospreay and Aussie Open, and Christian Cage sharing comments after his shocking betrayal of Jungle Boy.

Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan in 2019, AEW is headlined by CM Punk, Thunder Rosa, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), Adam Cole, Sting, Jon Moxley, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, Jade Cargill, Dr. Britt Baker, Scorpio Sky, Hangman Page, Sammy Guevara, Matt Hardy, Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland, Miro, Lucha Bros., PAC, MJF, Darby Allin, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, Ruby Soho, Toni Storm, Hikaru Shida, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo, Christian Cage, Eddie Kingston, Ethan Page, Orange Cassidy, Ricky Starks, Powerhouse Hobbs, Lance Archer, Keith Lee and many more. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry. “AEW: Dynamite” airs every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET on TBS and attracts the youngest wrestling audience on television.