AEW Dynamite Garners Second Lowest Audience Of The Year Against NBA Eastern Conference Finals

"AEW Dynamite" was no match for the long-running rivalry between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, especially when both teams are competing in the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals.

ShowbuzzDaily is reporting that "Dynamite" drew its second-lowest audience of the year, averaging 814,000 viewers overall against the Heat's 123-116 win over the Celtics, a seven percent drop from last week. The P18-49 demographic suffered a 13 percent drop from last week.


Year-to-year, Wednesday's viewership represents a 12 percent drop overall from last year and a 15 percent drop in the P18-49 demographic. Ultimately the show ranked seventh in the overall cable rankings, well behind the NBA Playoffs and Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules." The news comes after "Rampage" suffered its worst ratings in the history of the program.

"Dynamite" was bookended by a duo of talking segments this week, with Wardlow calling out Christian Cage to open the show, and Don Callis explaining his betrayal of Kenny Omega to end the program. The most hyped parts of the night came in the middle of the show, a heavily-promoted announcement from Tony Khan about AEW's new program "Collision," and a Falls Count Anywhere Match between Chris Jericho and Roderick Strong, that saw the two combatants battle throughout the arena and into the grass and dirt outside the arena.


The viewership suffered despite AEW being at the center of the news cycle for much of Wednesday, with the announcement of "Collision" at the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfronts, as well as the confusion over CM Punk's status with the show and the company in general.