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AEW crushes NXT in the ratings

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The ratings and viewership data are in for this week’s (July 15) NXT and AEW television shows.

Per Showbuzz Daily, Dynamite netted 788,000 viewers for a .29 rating point in the 18-49 demographic. NXT checked in with 631,000 viewers for a .14 rating point in the same 18-49 demo.

For AEW, this is an increase of about 73,000 viewers from the prior week, and a bit up from last week’s 0.28 demo rating. For NXT, viewership decreased by about 128,000 viewers from the prior week, and the demo rating plummeted from last week’s 0.20.

AEW moved up from 7th to 5th place in the demo rating for the night, while NXT fell down from 24th to 49th place.

There is no doubt that Chris Jericho (the demo god) and Tony Khan will be drinking a little bit of the bubbly over these numbers. AEW stopped a three week streak of losing total viewership to NXT, while more than doubling NXT’s demo rating. World champion Jon Moxley is back, and life is good.

This is just a terrible result for NXT. Their 0.14 demo rating is the second worst in the show’s history, and viewership fell off a cliff. It hasn’t been this low since May.

Are NASCAR fans more likely to overlap with the NXT viewers than the AEW audience, or is there some other explanation here?

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 1,419,000 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.