Wednesday Night Ratings: NXT Scores Massive Victory Over AEW Dynamite; Dynamite Hangs on in Key Demo


-- The numbers are in for yesterday's Wednesday night wrestling shows and in a stunning reversal, WWE's NXT show beat AEW's Dynamite handily in the total viewership department by an audience of 786,000 to 633,000, the first time the shows have finished in this order since April. The 633k by Dynamite actually made it the least watched episode in series history while NXT's viewership was the highest since February. In the 18-49 demographic, Dynamite's strength, it still held on for a victory but very narrowly, beating NXT by a rating of 0.22 to 0.19, putting the shows in #17 and #26 spots, respectively.

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)
1/22/20
769,000 (0.24)
871,000 (0.35)4
1/29/20
712,000 (0.22)
828,000 (0.34)
2/5/20
770,000 (0.22)
928,000 (0.36)
2/12/20
757,000 (0.24)
817,000 (0.30)
2/19/20
794,000 (0.25)
893,000 (0.31)
2/26/20
717,000 (0.23)
865,000 (0.30)
3/4/20
718,000 (0.23)
906,000 (0.35)
3/11/20
697,000 (0.21)
766,000 (0.26)
3/18/20
532,000 (0.16)
932,000 (0.35)
3/25/20
669,000 (0.20)
819,000 (0.34)
4/1/20
590,000 (0.15)
685,000 (0.25)
4/8/20
693,000 (0.19)
692,000 (0.26)
4/15/20
692,000 (0.17)
683,000 (0.25)
4/22/20
665,000 (0.18)
731,000 (0.25)
4/29/20
637,000 (0.16)
693,000 (0.27)
5/6/20
663,000 (0.18)
732,000 (0.28)
5/13/20
604,000 (0.15)
654,000 (0.23)
5/20/20
592,000 (0.13)
701,000 (0.26)
5/27/20
731,000 (0.19)
827,000 (0.32)
6/3/20
715,000 (0.20)
730,000 (0.29)
6/10/20
673,000 (0.16)
677,000 (0.23)
6/17/20
746,000 (0.20)
772,000 (0.28)
6/24/20
786,000 (0.19)
636,000 (0.22)

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.
4 - AEW Dynamite matches were pre-taped on Chris Jericho's cruise.