AEW Dynamite had a significant edge over last night’s NXT despite the WWE developmental brand having two title matches..
AEW Dynamite drew 850,000 viewers overall, which is up from last week’s 764,000. The show came in at No. 7 for the night with a .37 in people 18-49.
Per Showbuzz Daily, NXT viewership was slightly up from last week with 638,000 viewers (from 632,000) and came in at No. 56 with a .14 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
AEW drew a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic while NXT drew a 0.14 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 is the best AEW viewership since the September 30 show, which drew 866,000 viewers. AEW’s 0.37 rating in the key demo is tied with the September 9 episode as the second-best 18-49 demographic rating of 2020, behind the 0.38 rating that the show drew on January 15 for the Bash at the Beach special. Besides the 876,000 viewers that NXT drew on October 28 with the Halloween Havoc special, this is the fourth-best viewership since the 732,000 viewers they drew on September 30. NXT’s 0.14 rating was tied with the November 4 show as the worst 18-49 demo rating since the July 15 show.
On a related note, the one-hour version of WWE’s “The Last Ride: Chapter 1” special on The Undertaker drew 461,000 viewers and a 0.10 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. The episode aired on the USA Network right after NXT went off the air, ranking #86 for the night on the Cable Top 150 and #80 in viewership.
The NBA Draft on ESPN at 8pm topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150, with a 1.10 rating, but drawing just 2.587 million viewers.