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Charlotte Flair’s presence failed to close the gap on AEW’s rising viewership

WWE brought in Charlotte Flair to NXT this week to help bolster their ratings against AEW Dynamite. Did the Queen move the needle?

It turns out that NXT did have an increase in viewers this week, but not nearly as much as AEW’s surge.

Per Showbuzz Daily, AEW netted 928,000 viewers for a .36 rating point in the 18-49 demographic. NXT checked in with 770,000 viewers for a .22 rating point in the same 18-49 demo.

For AEW, this is a boost of about 100,000 viewers from the prior week, with a slight uptick in the demo rating. For NXT, the demo rating did not change, but viewership rose by about 58,000.

With impeachment coverage swarming the news, AEW dropped from 3rd to 11th place in the demo rating for the night, while NXT moved up a bit from 37th place to 34th place.

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

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

Total viewership for Wednesday night checked in at 1,698,000 pro wrestling fans.

I’d imagine that both shows are happy to see an increase in viewers this week. What do you make of these results, Cagesiders?

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

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