The quarter hour viewership numbers for the Aug. 5 battle of the Wednesday Night War are in, courtesy of Wrestling Observer Newsletter. They show AEW Dynamite beating WWE NXT in all eight, en route to a good night for both shows.
Note much of note, but it’s interesting that big dips during the Best Friends tag match and Dynamite’s lone women’s segment are where NXT came the closest to catching up... in overall audience, anyway. They never got near the #DemoGods in under 50 viewers.
Take a look for yourself and let us know what stands out to you. The first number is total viewers; the number in parenthesis is 18 - 49 year olds. We’ve italicized the “winner” in each.
Q1: AEW 943K (460K) - NXT 820K (232K)
The Elite, Hangman Page & FTR vs. Dark Order vs. Dakota Kai vs. Rhea Ripley
Q2: AEW 943K (479K) - NXT 777K (252K)
End of 12 man tag/Jon Moxley interview vs. End of Kai vs. Ripley/Bronson Reed vs. Shane Thorne
Q3: AEW 885K (451K) - NXT 771K (263K)
Santana & Ortiz vs. Best Friends vs. Fandango kidnapping/Robert Stone interview
Q4: AEW 919K (460K) - NXT 756K (285K)
MJF vignette/Matt Hardy & Sammy Guevara segment/Sue’s van trashed vs. Oney Lorcan vs. Damian Priest vs. Ridge Holland
Q5: AEW 915K (471K) - NXT 759K (263K)
Cody & Matt Cardona vs. Dark Order vs. Keith Lee vs. Cameron Grimes
Q6: AEW 918K (487K) - NXT 700K (242K)
Orange Cassidy vs. Chris Jericho debate vs. Keith Lee & Karrion Kross segment/William Regal announcement/Legado del Fantama segment
Q7: AEW 825K (427K) - NXT 730K (255K)
End of debate/Britt Baker interview & Reba vs. Big Swole vs. Pat McAfee & Adam Cole video package/Indi Hartwell vs. Tegan Nox
Q8: AEW 863K (450K) - NXT 713K (249K)
Jon Moxley vs. Darby Allin vs. Imperium vs. Undisputed ERA/McAfee & Cole angle