All Elite Wrestling presented a special one-hour Late Night Dynamite show on TNT in the small hours of Wednesday morning. A result of pre-emptive measures taken to combat potential scheduling conflicts with the NBA playoffs, it drew a relatively healthy viewership of 585,000.
This number doesn't look particularly impressive out of context, though it should be noted that the episode didn't start until 00:38 EST and didn't come with a loaded, star-studded card, with none of Chris Jericho, Cody, The Young Bucks, Jon Moxley, or any of AEW's other bigger names announced.
Late Night Dynamite benefitted from a strong lead-in as the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets attracted 4.828 million viewers.
As far as the key 18-49 demographic goes, Late Night Dynamite still finished ahead of the last few NXT shows, coming through with a 0.26 rating.
Last night's regular Dynamite, with Orange Cassidy vs. Brodie Lee and Jon Moxley vs. Eddie Kingston on the marquee, will likely do significantly better. Regardless, these figures are solid enough. The wacky timeslot was always going to result in lower numbers and the episode was well-received by fans and critics alike.
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