Bad news for NXT and AEW Dynamite viewership, as both are down in week 52 of the Wednesday Night War.
Wednesday’s Dynamite episode drew 753,000 viewers on TNT (-13% from last week), topping the 639,000 viewers (also -13%) garnered by last night’s “Takeover: 31” fallout edition of NXT on the USA Network by 18%, according to Showbuzz Daily.
AEW ranked #19 in the Cable Top 150 for the 18-49 demo, while NXT ranked #56. AEW ranked #67 in total viewership, while NXT ranked #76 in viewership.
Last week’s Dynamite episode drew 866,000 viewers and ranked #12 in the Cable Top 150, and #68 in viewership. Last week’s NXT episode drew 732,000 viewers and ranked #50 in the Cable Top 150, and #77 in viewership.
AEW drew a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic (-6% from last week) while NXT drew a 0.16 (-16%) in the same demo this week. Last week’s AEW show drew a 0.33 rating while the NXT episode drew a 0.19 in that demographic.
While both shows were down this week, they help up pretty well considering coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate dominated cable and network TV. This was AEW’s lowest Wednesday night rating in the key demo since the July 29 show, which was a 0.30 rating. This was NXT’s lowest Wednesday rating in the key 18-49 demo since the August 12 episode, which drew a 0.16.