Wednesday Night Ratings: AEW Dynamite Tops NXT Once Again


-- The numbers are in for the Wednesday Night wrestling shows - AEW's Dynamite and WWE's NXT - and once again it was Dynamite which came out on top. An average of 940,000 people watched the AEW show, powering it to #5 in the 18-49 demographic with a strong 0.38 rating. Meanwhile, NXT averaged 700,000 viewers and a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Competition overall on Wednesday night was weak, with an NBA game topping the charts in the 18-49 demo with a 0.44 rating and the Rachel Maddow Show winning in overall audience with 4.47 million viewers.

-- Below is a week-by-week tracker of how the shows have fared against one another since debuting in September/October.

Date
WWE NXT Viewership (18-49)
AEW Dynamite Viewership (18-49)
9/18/19
1,179,000 (0.43)
N/A
9/25/19
1,006,000 (0.32)
N/A
10/2/19
891,000 (0.32)
1,409,000 (0.68)
10/9/19
790,000 (0.22)
1,140,000 (0.46)1
10/16/19
712,000 (0.20)
1,014,000 (0.44)
10/23/19
698,000 (0.21)
963,000 (0.45)
10/30/19
580,000 (0.18)
759,000 (0.33)
11/6/19
813,000 (0.30)
822,000 (0.35)
11/13/19
750,000 (0.25)
957,000 (0.43)
11/20/19
916,000 (0.30)
893,000 (0.39)
11/27/19
810,000 (0.24)
663,000 (0.26)
12/4/19
845,000 (0.29)
851,000 (0.32)
12/11/19
778,000 (0.24)
778,000 (0.28)
12/18/19
795,000 (0.27)
683,000 (0.25)
12/25/19
831,000 (0.22)2
N/A2
1/1/20
548,000 (0.15)3
967,000 (0.36)
1/8/20
721,000 (0.19)
947,000 (0.36)
1/15/20
700,000 (0.21)
940,000 (0.38)

1 - AEW Dynamite was simulcast on both TNT and TruTV.
2 - AEW Dynamite did not air this week; NXT airs a taped show.
3 - NXT show was a "Best of 2019" special.