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Fyter Fest scores a big ratings win for AEW

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The ratings and viewership data are in for this week’s (July 1) NXT and AEW television shows. Both promotions put on special branded shows this week, with AEW’s Fyter Fest going up against NXT’s The Great American Bash.

Per Showbuzz Daily, Dynamite netted 748,000 viewers for a .29 rating point in the 18-49 demographic. NXT checked in with 792,000 viewers for a .22 rating point in the same 18-49 demo.

For AEW, this is an increase of about 115,000 viewers from the prior week, with a big spike from last week’s 0.22 demo rating. For NXT, viewership increased by about 6,000 viewers from the prior week, and the demo rating increased from last week’s 0.19.

AEW jumped up from 17th to 6th place in the demo rating for the night, while NXT moved all the way up 26th to 13th place.

These results are good news for AEW, after last week’s alarming drops in both viewership and ratings. Both numbers pretty much bounced back to their levels from two weeks, providing hope that last week’s numbers were just a one week aberration. The ratings gap with NXT greatly narrowed last week, leading some to think that NXT might finally edge them out in that metric this week, but AEW’s rating rebounded in a big way.

For NXT, viewership held steady from the previous week, and this is the second week in a row where total viewership has beaten Dynamite. The demo rating saw a decent increase, and was their highest number since early March.

Numbers for both AEW and NXT are encouraging heading into next week’s conclusions of both Fyter Fest and The Great American Bash, respectively. The main events of both cards next week have been in the news in the last 24 hours though, with Jon Moxley no longer wrestling at Fyter Fest, and spoilers leaking for The Great American Bash.

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 1,540,000 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.