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Tony Khan’s power shift did not move ratings for AEW

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The ratings and viewership data are in for this week’s (Nov. 11) NXT and AEW television shows.

Per Showbuzz Daily, Dynamite netted 764,000 viewers for a .30 rating point in the 18-49 demographic. NXT checked in with 632,000 viewers for a .16 rating point in the same 18-49 demo.

For AEW, this is an increase of about 47,000 viewers from the prior week, with no change from last week’s 0.30 demo rating. For NXT, viewership increased by 22,000 viewers from the prior week, and the demo rating was up from last week’s 0.14.

AEW jumped up from 56th to 17th place in the demo rating for the night, while NXT rose from 68th to 56th place.

Politics dominated the television landscape yet again this week. AEW’s demo rating continues to hold steady at a healthy mark, but they have not reached 800,000 viewers in a month. If the balance of power in wrestling really did shift last night, we’ll have to wait at least a week before it shows up in the numbers.

NXT’s numbers also took a hit once the calendar flipped to October. Outside of the Halloween Havoc outlier, NXT has been stuck with around 600,000 to 650,000 viewers most weeks, and a demo rating that is barely more than half of Dynamite.

At some point soon both shows will have to break out from this political morass, right?

Here’s a breakdown of AEW viewership and rating in the 18-49 demo over the last year:

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

Total viewership for Wednesday night checked in at 1,396,000 pro wrestling fans.

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