NXT Halloween Havoc was a huge success for the promotion as it set a yearly high for viewership and got the promotion more viewers than AEW Dynamite.
AEW Dynamite drew 781,000 viewers overall, which is slightly up from last week’s 753,000. The show came in at No. 12 for the night with a .32 in people 18-49.
Per Showbuzz Daily, NXT viewership was way up from last week with 876,000 viewers (from 644,000) and came in at No. 21 with a .25 rating in the 18-49 demographic. This is a new yearly high for NXT, which previously had 853,000 on Aug. 19.
AEW drew a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic while NXT drew a 0.25 in the same demo this week. Last week’s AEW show drew a 0.30 rating while the NXT episode drew a 0.16 in that demographic.
This was the best NXT viewership of 2020, and the best number since the November 20, 2019 episode, which drew 916,000 viewers. The 0.25 18-49 demographic rating for NXT is tied with the February 19 post-Takeover episode as the best Wednesday number of 2020, and the best since the December 4, 2019 episode, which drew a 0.24 rating. The September 1 episode drew a 0.26 rating but that show aired on a Tuesday night with no competition from AEW. This week’s AEW numbers were fairly standard.