Many experts predicted Dynamite to do well since it didn’t have competition from NXT, and AEW was coming off this past weekend’s All Out pay-per-view, and thankfully for TNT, they were correct. The show had 1.016 million average viewers watching on TNT, up 9.5% percent from last week, and was Dynamite’s third-highest ever rating. In the crucial 18-49 demo, the show had a 0.37 rating, the highest since January 15.
Putting those numbers into perspective, the Tuesday night NXT episode built around Finn Balor and Adam Cole competing for the vacant NXT championship did 838,000 average viewers and a 0.22 rating in the demo.
Next’s week’s Dynamite will almost certainly see a ratings drop due to the uncertainty of when it will air. If the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets NBA playoff series ends on Monday, then Dynamite will be in it’s usual Wednesday night slot. If though the series goes to game seven, then Dynamite will air on Thursday.
It should be noted that if the regular episode of Dynamite does move to Thursday, a special one edition that is being taped today will still air on Wednesday, but only once the playoff game finishes.