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NXT ratings fall out of top 50 with Edge

The ratings and viewership data are in for this week’s (Feb. 3) NXT and AEW television shows.

Per Showbuzz Daily, Dynamite netted 844,000 viewers for a .32 rating point in the 18-49 demographic. NXT checked in with 610,000 viewers for a .15 rating point in the same 18-49 demo.

For AEW, this is an increase of about 110,000 viewers from the prior week, with a rise from last week’s 0.29 demo rating. For NXT, viewership decreased by 110,000 viewers from the prior week, and the demo rating was significantly down from last week’s 0.21.

AEW moved up from 6th to 3rd place in the demo rating for the night, while NXT dropped from 24th to 51st place.

AEW viewership increased by the same amount that NXT’s decreased by this week. All of the gains that NXT made last week were wiped out, just like that. Outside of last week’s showing, NXT has struggled to some of its all-time worst numbers during this period that began towards the end of December.

Edge won the 2021 Royal Rumble and is likely to main event WrestleMania 37, but his presence in NXT this week didn’t matter for their viewership and ratings data. Edge didn’t seem to make much of a difference in last year’s Raw ratings either, if I recall correctly, and this week’s Royal Rumble bounce for Raw’s numbers was relatively small compared to past years.

On the other side, AEW must be happy with their numbers, and will look to go up even higher with next week’s intriguing KENTA/Moxley tag team main event.

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

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

Total viewership for Wednesday night checked in at 1,454,000 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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