Wednesday Night Viewership: AEW Dynamite & NXT Both Hammered by VP Debate


-- The numbers are in for last night's AEW Dynamite and NXT shows and both programs took a significant tumble in viewership and key demographic ratings, going up against the VP Debate that dominated broadcast and cable networks. Dynamite was watched by an average of 753,000 viewers and scored a 0.31 rating (19th spot on the night) in the 18-49 demographic while NXT trailed behind at 633,000 viewers and a 0.16 rating (56th spot). Viewership was down an almost identical 13% for both shows and was the lowest since the July-August timeframe.

-- The VP debate generated an audience of upwards of 51 million across multiple channels, with all four major broadcast networks covering it from the 9-10 PM timeslot, which is where it really hurt the wrestling shows.

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)
7/1/20
792,000 (0.22)5
748,000 (0.29)5
7/8/20
759,000 (0.20)6
715,000 (0.28)6
7/15/20
631,000 (0.14)
788,000 (0.29)7
7/22/20
615,000 (0.17)
845,000 (0.32)
7/29/20
707,000 (0.18)
773,000 (0.30)
8/5/20
753,000 (0.20)
901,000 (0.36)
8/12/20
619,000 (0.16)
792,000 (0.32)
8/19/20
853,000 (0.24)
N/A8
8/22/20
N/A
755,000 (0.31)9
8/26/20
824,000 (0.24)
N/A10
8/27/20
N/A
813,000 (0.29)11
9/1/20
849,000 (0.26)12
N/A
9/2/20
N/A13
928,000 (0.36)
9/8/20
838,000 (0.22)14
N/A
9/9/20
N/A15
1,016,000 (0.36)
9/16/20
689,000 (0.18)
886,000 (0.34)
9/23/20
696,000 (0.18)
835,000 (0.32)
9/30/20
733,000 (0.19)
866,000 (0.33)
10/7/20
639,000 (0.16)
753,000 (0.31)

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.
5 - NXT Great American Bash (Night One) & AEW Fyter Fest (Night One)
6 - NXT Great American Bash (Night Two) & AEW Fyter Fest (Night Two)
7 - AEW presented "Fight for the Fallen"
8 - AEW Dynamite is pre-empted to Saturday Night; NXT runs unopposed.
9 - AEW Dynamite aired on Saturday, August 22.
10 - AEW Dynamite is pre-empted to Thursday; NXT runs unopposed.
11 - AEW Dynamite aired on Thursday, August 27.
12 - NXT is pre-empted to Tuesday, September 1.
13 - NXT was pre-empted to Tuesday, September 1.
14 - NXT is pre-empted to Tuesday, September 8.
15 - NXT was pre-empted to Tuesday, September 8.