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NXT beats AEW in viewership but there’s a catch

It’s pro wrestling, of course there’s a swerve.

The lovable underdogs known as WWE and NXT finally got one in the win column. After seven straight weeks of losing to AEW Dynamite, NXT on USA won the night in terms of total viewership.

Per Showbuzz Daily, NXT brought in 916,000 viewers compared to AEW’s 893,000. The catch is Dynamite still beat NXT on USA in the all important 18-49 year old demographic at a .39 to .30 clip.

In seven out of eight demographics, Dynamite bested NXT with the lone holdout coming in people 50 years and older.

Overall, Dynamite fell to eighth place on Wednesday night while NXT rose back to 14th place in people 18-49 years old.

Here’s a breakdown of AEW viewership and rating in the 18-49 demo through eight weeks:

  • Oct. 2: 1.4 million / .68
  • Oct. 9: 1.02 million / .46 on TNT, plus 122K from Tru TV simulcast for total viewership of approximately 1.14 million
  • Oct. 16: 1.01 million / .44
  • Oct 24: 963,000 / .45
  • Oct 30: 759,000 / .34
  • Nov. 6: 822,000 / .35
  • Nov. 13: 957,000 / .43
  • Nov. 20: 893,000 / .39

Here’s a breakdown of NXT’s audience and ratings share of the same demographic through ten weeks:

Total viewership for Wednesday night checked in at 1,809,000 million pro wrestling fans.

With the fallout from TakeOver, can NXT make it two weeks in a row with a win next Wednesday night?

Check out both our Dynamite live blog & review and our NXT live blog & review in case you missed any of Wednesday Night War chapter eight.

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