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The viewership gap narrows between AEW and NXT

The ratings and viewership data are in for this week’s (July 29) NXT and AEW television shows.

Per Showbuzz Daily, Dynamite netted 773,000 viewers for a .30 rating point in the 18-49 demographic. NXT checked in with 707,000 viewers for a .18 rating point in the same 18-49 demo.

For AEW, this is a decrease of about 72,000 viewers from the prior week, and a decline from last week’s 0.32 demo rating. For NXT, viewership increased by about 92,000 viewers from the prior week, and the demo rating was slightly up from last week’s 0.17.

AEW dropped from 5th to 6th place in the demo rating for the night, while NXT moved up from 35th to 28th place.

Overall, these numbers are a clear win for AEW. They haven’t reached the .30 demo rating mark too many times during the empty arena era, so even though the numbers are down from last week, Tony Khan will still be marking out over these results.

NXT desperately needed a rebound, and they at least got it on the viewership side of things. The viewership numbers are once again close enough where they could potentially beat AEW there next week.

NXT’s demo rating is nowhere close to AEW, and it will probably be a while before they get within sniffing distance there. It’s tough to compete with the Demo God, after all.

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 1,480,000 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.

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