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AEW and NXT disappoint everyone with a friendly tie in viewership

Could AEW make it two in a row over NXT?

There were a couple of Wednesday Night War trends to watch heading into the Dec. 11 pair of shows. For the first time ever, could both Dynamite and NXT on USA gain viewers for two weeks in a row? In the people 18-49 years old demographic, could AEW rise back to the lows .40s and could NXT to try to jump back into the .30s?

Per Showbuzz Daily, AEW and NXT battled to a good old fashioned tie. A tie? In pro wrestling? The Attitude Era and the Monday Night Wars would have never allowed this.

On Wednesday night AEW Dynamite on TNT netted 778,000 viewers for a .28 rating point in the 18-49 demo. NXT on USA earned exactly 778,000 viewers for a .24 ratings point in the all important 18-49 demo.

Overall, Dynamite tumbled to 11th place on the night, while NXT dropped to 21st place.

Here’s a breakdown of AEW viewership and rating in the 18-49 demo through 11 weeks:

Here’s a breakdown of NXT’s audience and ratings share of the same demographic through 13 weeks:

Total viewership for Wednesday night checked in at 1,556,000 pro wrestling fans.

With both shows losing viewers and rating points this week, what will AEW and NXT fans argue about now?

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

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