AEW Dynamite Ratings Down Again Following Thanksgiving Eve Episode

Despite a strong showing for Thanksgiving last week, AEW Dynamite's ratings slumped on 1 December.

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This week's episode of AEW Dynamite drew what must be considered disappointing ratings following last week's Thanksgiving eve show, which was a success relative to previous years.

As originally reported by Wrestlenomics' Brandon Thurston, a total of 861,000 P2+ viewers watched the 1 December episode across its two hours. This number included 406,000 P18-49 viewers for a rating of 0.31.

These numbers are down on the pre-Thanksgiving show's 898,000 P2+ viewers and 408,000 P18-49. Though that show's audience had declined from the prior week, these figures were considered a success, as 2019 and 2020's pre-Thanksgiving episodes suffered greater drops. AEW audiences are typically more fluid than other wrestling companies' when it comes to wider cultural events impacting viewership.

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Showbuzz Daily's nightly chart shows that despite what look like less-than-stellar numbers at face value, Dynamite still finished third on the night amongst cable originals.

Dynamite's numbers are slumped since the 27 October episode. This can largely be attributed to a change in timeslot on the west coast, with the show now airing live at 5 PM PST rather than the previous 8 PM. Whether or not the slot will revert once Dynamite moves from TNT to TBS is currently unclear.

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Data: Wrestlenomics, Showbuzz Daily.

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