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NXT sweeps AEW in ratings across the board for the first time

Are the tides turning in the Wednesday Night War?

Per Showbuzz Daily, AEW nearly lost 100,000 viewers with a final total of 683,000. NXT on USA saw a small gain from the previous week with a final total of 795,000. In terms of ratings, Dynamite dropped to a .25 rating point among the most important demographic, people 18-49 years-old.

The .25 number is the lowest number AEW has posted in 12 weeks of airing on TNT.

As for NXT, their 18-49 demo jumped to .27, which marks one of their biggest numbers since going head to head with AEW.

Normally hovering around the top five or top ten most watched shows on cable, both NXT and AEW fell hard on Wednesday night. NXT checked in at the number 27 spot, while AEW Dynamite fell to number 30 overall.

Here’s a breakdown of AEW viewership and rating in the 18-49 demo through 12 weeks:

Here’s a breakdown of NXT’s audience and ratings share of the same demographic through 14 weeks:

Total viewership for Wednesday night checked in at 1,478,000 pro wrestling fans.

With next week being Christmas, when both shows go live again on Jan. 1, can NXT make it two wins in a row?

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 twelve.

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