AEW is back even though they never really left.
Last week NXT surged to a near dead even heat in the Wednesday Night War. This week AEW Dynamite continued to gain back viewers they lost, while NXT lost some of their gains from the previous week.
Dynamite bounced to 957,000 viewers on Wednesday with a .43 rating in the ever important 18-49 year old demographic. NXT on USA netted 750,000 viewers with a .25 rating in the 18-49 demo.
On the night Dynamite came in fifth place for original cable TV broadcasts in the 18-49 demo. A pair of NBA games on ESPN, South Park on Comedy Central, and the season finale of American Horror Story on FX rounded out the top five on the night.
NXT tumbled to 22nd place on Wednesday night.
Since going head to head back on Oct. 2, the Nov. 13 performance was AEW’s fifth and NXT’s fourth best in terms of overall viewership.
Here’s a breakdown of AEW viewership and rating in the 18-49 demo through seven weeks:
- Oct. 2: 1.4 million / .68
- Oct. 9: 1.02 million / .46 on TNT, plus 122K from Tru TV simulcast for total viewership of approximately 1.14 million
- Oct. 16: 1.01 million / .44
- Oct 24: 963,000 / .45
- Oct 30: 759,000 / .34
- Nov. 6: 822,000 / .35
- Nov. 13: 957,000 / .43
Here’s a breakdown of NXT’s audience and ratings share of the same demographic through nine weeks:
- Sept. 18 (one hour on USA): 1.18 million / .56
- Sept. 25 (one hour on USA): 1.01 million / .40
- Oct. 2: 891,000 / .32
- Oct. 9: 790,000 / .22
- Oct. 16: 712,000 / .20
- Oct. 24: 698,000 / .21
- Oct 30: 580,000 / .18
- Nov. 6: 813,000 / .30
- Nov. 13: 750,000 / .25
Total viewership for Wednesday night checked in at 1,707,000 million pro wrestling fans.
If not this week, when is NXT’s best shot to topple AEW on Wednesday night?
Check out both our Dynamite live blog & review and our NXT live blog & review in case you missed any of Wednesday Night War chapter seven.