The Wednesday Night War

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Hello! and welcome to the Wednesday Night War! NXT vs AEW! now you might notice firstly that this thread is in both the NXT and AEW parts of the forums respectively, but not to worry! it is the same thread in both places! i wasnt sure which one it should be in, so i talked with JacobFox JacobFox and then Solidus Solidus and the thread is basicly the same thing, but in both discussions!

So what exactly IS this thread going to be? well simply put, i will be recaping all of the latest rating and news in the battle between NXT and AEW over the course of this war! updateing this thread with backstage news and info regarding decisions both companys make, aswell as the ever important ratings for both shows each week! Id like to think im a kind of news reporter on the front lines giving you all the news from the battlefield!

I will be keeping this thread updated regulerly so be sure to check often, with this war underway its gonna get super interesting and all sorts of stuff will happen! Every thursday once i get the news i will update the thread with the latest Rateings for NXT and AEW respectivly, aswell as give some insight in the demographic of the viewers aswell as any other juicy details! i will also give updates as to the average ratings both shows get when it comes to YOUR votes in the rate threads! oh yeah, like it said, its gonna get good!

As i said, i will update this thread as news comes in, but if you want a specific day to check in, then check in every thursday for the ratings and latest news!

After a few days, this part of the thread will be put in a spoiler tag so you can get straight to the details below! but for now it will remain here so you all can read it, know what this thread will be and all that.

So with that said, its war time!

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RATINGS - Scource: ShowbuzzDaily

Week 7!
NXT 750 Thousand Viewers (WWE Forums Rating Coming Soon!)
AEW 957 Thousand Viewers (WWE Forums Rating Coming Soon!)

DETAILS BELOW
Its a big week for AEW as they pull away from NXT, last week they were just 1.1% distance from eachother, now that has increased by 24% difference in viewers. AEWs viewers increased by a solid 16% though NXTs viewers decreased by 7%

Here is the demos for AEW

18 to 49 ------------------ 12 to 34 ----------------- 25 to 54 ---------------- 50+
Females 0.31 (+8)--- Females 0.21 (+10) Everyone 0.45 (+7) Everyone 0.29 (+1)
Males 0.55 (+9)------- Males 0.36 (+9)


And below is the demos for NXT

18 to 49 ------------------ 12 to 34 ---------------- 25 to 54 ---------------- 50+
Females 0.18 (-3)---- Females 0.10 (-3) - Everyone 0.29 (-5)- Everyone 0.35 (+1)
Males 0.32 (-6)-------- Males 0.17 (+1)


As always leave your thoughts below! tell me what you think of the format and any suggestions you may have! and i'll see yall soon!


Week 6!
NXT 813 Thousand Viewers (WWE Forums Rating 8/10)
AEW 822 Thousand Viewers (WWE Forums Rating 7/10)
Well, now we are at the stage where things will get interesting, with the world series over both shows had a big increase in viewers, the first increase in the 6 weeks since this war began, 8 weeks if you count the prologue when NXT first aired. NXT with a huge 40% increase in viewers from last week, a big time number for them no doubt, AEW had an increase aswell with a 8% increase. Putting the shows within just 9 thousand viewers apart, a 1.1% difference of viewership. Now then, lets get into the all important demos. Now since i didnt show the demos of last weeks, because last weeks rating didnt matter ll that much due to the world series, i will simply show the numbers for this weeks, you can look at the last few weeks numbers to see how they have changed,

So i think nows a good time for me to orginize the demos, to make it easier for you to see how its changed, here is how it works, i will list the age group above, then female then male numbers, beside both numbers will be a show of increase of decrease compared to last weeks numbers, the amount it went up or down by, rather then me rattle on about them, i will keep it nice and tighty for your reading pleasure, so lets begin. (QUick note the increase or decrease wont be involved this time, as once again, i didnt put the world series ones as that one didnt matter, it was gonna be bad anyway, so think of this like a tiny reset, you can see below to see how they have improved or not improved)

18 to 49 ------------------ 12 to 34 ---------------- 25 to 54 ----------------- 50+
Females 0.23 ---------- Females 0.11 ------- Everyone 0.38 -------- Everyone 0.28
Males 0.46 -------------- Males 0.27

And now let us go over to the demos for NXT!

18 to 49 ------------------ 12 to 34 ---------------- 25 to 54 ---------------- 50+
Females 0.21 ---------- Females 0.13 ------- Everyone 0.34 ------- Everyone 0.34
Males 0.38 -------------- Males 0.16

Keep in mind the reason 25 to 54 and 50+ doesnt list specifics is it just lists people in that age group, no specific genders.

So as always share your thoughts and ALSO let me know what you think of the new formatting of the demos!

Week 5!
NXT 580 Thousand Viewers (WWE Forums Rating 9/10)
AEW 759 Thousand Viewers (WWE Forums Rating 7/10)
Now i know what you are thinking..this looks horrible for BOTH shows!...but truth is this is not a number to take seriously, why? lets dive in.

Both shows had major competition, like i said in my last post at the moment im writing this, The World Series was tonight, or last night rather when these shows where on air, and the world series drew in a gigantic 23.013 MILLION...yes..Million, bigger then any of the previous weeks, not to mention you had other huge shows liek the goldbergs with 4 million, Survivor with 6 million, chicago med and chicago fire with 7 million.

Also of note the world series scored super high in AEWs core demos, that ofcours ebeing the younger audience, they also got the older audience, taking NXTs main demo aswell, thus both shows suffered a huge blow, you can fidn the numbers below in a few moments, i wanna put this here now so it doesnt delete my progress again like last time lol

Week 4!
NXT 698 Thousand Viewers (WWE Forums Rating 8/10)
AEW 963 Thousand Viewers (WWE Forums Rating 8/10)
Ima be honest, im pretty frustraited right now, i did this already, switched tabs to figure otu the average rating from this very forum taking all your votes, and the tab i was on refreashed and i lost all progress, so instead of mention last weeks numbers, im just gonna keep it simple and tell you what they got and confirm if its better or worse then last weeks. Truth be told i dont even know if any of you even read this part, the details of the numbers, props to you if you do i do a good bit of work figuring the numbers out comparing and giving the details, so if you do read this, thanks. Now lets get on with this i guess.

So AEW decreased by 5% this week NXt decreased by 1%, its worth noting the world series was last night so, thats probably why they dropped in viewers a good bit.

So lets do it, AEW allmost increased in every catagory, we got females increaseing in the 18 to 49 demo with 0.28 (was 0.23) and males with 0.62 (was 0.65) females increased males decreased AEW got a nice increase in the all important 12 to 34 range as thats where life long fans are created, females 0.20 (was 0.13) males 0.43.(was 0.36) in the 25 to 54 range we got 0.46 which is lower then last weeks 0.50, and lastly in the 50+ we got 0.25. a decrease from last weeks 0.33, so AEW grew in the younger audience which is essiental, so even if they went below 1 million it was a success, as majority of the younger demos increased.

Now lets talk NXT, in the 18 to 49 range they got a simuler bump in the female audience just like AEW got, females 0.19 (was 0.14) males 0.23 (was 0.27). In the all important 12 to 34 range we got females 0.12 (was 0.08) males 0.11 (was 0.20) So a big drop in the males there. in the 25 to 54 we got 0.26 (was 0.24) and lastly in the 50+ 0.33 (was 0.35)

AEW did win but the world series undoubtably hurt both shows, as Dave Meltzer has said we will only really have a clear idea of the landscape within a few months, after everything has settled down. As always visit here every thursday for the ratings! Also i shown last weeks numbers anway lol.

Week 3!
NXT 712 Thousand Viewers (WWE Forums Rating - 7/10)
AEW 1.014 Million Viewers (WWE Forums Rating - 8/10)
For the third week in a row not only does AEW remain above 1 million, it defeats NXT in the ratings and has less of a drop aswell. NXT dropped by 9% while AEW dropped by 0.3% (thats judging by TNT numbers alone as TNT viewership was 1.018 last week and thus only dropped to 1.014 this week, so only a 0.3% decrease, if we include the full number however they dropped by 11% from 1.140 to 1.014)

For AEW the 18 - 49 demo did drop a little bit, the males going from 0.66 last week to 0.65 this week, and for females from 0.26 to 0.23. The12 to 34 range had another drop, going from 0.17 for females to 0.13 and last weeks 0.39 for males went to 0.36. in 25 to 54 they went from 0.52 to 0.50 and oerhaps the most surprising is in the 50+ range it actually increased from last weeks 0.30 to 0.33.

For NXT the 18 to 49 demo dropped, males went from 0.29 last week to 0.27 and from 0.16 for females to 0.14. in the 12 to 34 range females went from 0.11 to 0.08, males increased from 0.14 to 0.20. In the 25 to 54 range they went from 0.27 to 24. and lastly in the 50+ they went from 0.40 back down to 0.35, below prior weeks 0.36.

Week 2!
NXT - 790 Thousand Viewers - (WWE Forums Rating - 7/10)
AEW - 1.140 Million Viewers - (WWE Fourms Rating - 7/10)
(1.018 million from TNT + 122 Thousand from TruTV Simulcast)
It was not a good week for both NXT and AEW this week as both companies suffered a drop in viewership. AEW dropping by 19% and NXT dropping by 11%

For AEW males in the 18 - 49 range dropped alot from 0.92 last week to 0.66 this week and females dropping from 0.44 to 0.26. There was a drop in the 12 to 34 range aswell. 0.17 female and 0.39 for males this week, a drop from last weeks 0.30 for females and 0.64 for males. the lowest number from last week which was 50+ dropped from 0.34 to 0.30. They also went from 0.74 in the 25 to 54 adults range to 0.52

For NXT the numbers arent good either, in the 18 to 49 they went from 0.41 to 0.29 males, 0.23 to 0.16 for females. In the 12 to 34. they went from 0.21 to just 0.14. And from 0.17 to 0.11 for females. Adults in the 25 to 54 range they went from 0.36 to 0.27. lastly for 50+ they went from 0.36 to 0.40

Week 1!
NXT - 891 Thousand Viewers - (WWE Forums Rating - 8/10)
AEW - 1.409 Million Viewers - (WWE Forums Rating - 8/10)
Its the first official week of the war between AEW and NXT! and as you can see above, AEW won the first week! getting a huge 1.409 million viewers! NXT wasnt able to pass a million and only got 891 hundred thousand viewers!

AEWs main viewership comes from the male audience in a wide range, 0.92 being from males 18 to 49, (0.44 for females) and 0.64 in the 12 to 34 range, (0.30 for females) And for the older range only 0.34 for adults over the age of 50, noteably the lowest number, but a large 0.74 for adults in the age 25 to 54 range. A interesting range in the genders and ages.

NXTs viewership in the 18 to 49 range was 0.41 for males and 0.23 for females, for the mostly younger audience of 12 to 34 hoever it is the lowest, 0.17 for females and 0.21 for males, the highest numbers comes from oldest range, adults 25 to 54 with 0.36 and notably the 50+ adults was also 0.36.


PROLOGUE - Week 2 - NXT 1.006 Million (WWE Forums Rating - 8/10)
NXTs second week on USA isnt a good sign, going down 14% from 1.179 million to 1.006 million, the 18 to 49 dropped with only 0.23 female and 0.40 male, the older range with 50+ did go up a little bit with the 50+ going from 0.47 last week to 0.48 this week. for the 12 to 34 range the female audience tanked down from 0.20 to just 0.12. for males it went from 0.26 to 0.20. Making the viewership majority being older viewers in the late 30s and up.

PROLOGUE - Week 1 - NXT 1.179 Million (WWE Forums Rating - 7.75/10 (Calculated Average of Total Votes))
NXT has debuted with its first show on USA, the show got a total rating of 1.179 million, majority of its viewers are in the range of 18 to 49, more males then females, 0.56 (560,000 ish) were Males and 0.30 were Female, most notably another large portion of the viewership came from people over 50+ with 0.47. And notably only 0.20 for females and 0.26 for males in the 12 to 34 range, making easily majority of viewers in the older range.


NEWS

Stay tuned!
 
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Id like to think im a kind of news reporter on the front lines giving you all the news from the battlefield!
Like a certain former war correspondent in Yugoslavia, now voice of the WWE commentary team...



But seriously, this is a great idea for a new thread series. I want both companies to succeed. I don't know how a thread can appear and be updated in two parts of the forum, other than black magic. 2spoopy4me
 

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Ugh...

This is not a War...

The WWE have already won...

AEW is an alternative not true competition...

I will be watching AEW & NXT...

That is all.
Ugh...

Look, i agree with you, but i also dissagree, in a way.

Should it be a war? no, no it shouldnt, AEW is minding their own buisness doing their own thing, they are just a alternative, giving fans more options, and WWE shouldnt even care, but WWE doesnt want anyone even close to their territory or position of power, and so they have turned this into a war, even if that war is a bit one sided, AEW isnt focusing on what WWE is doing, just on what they are doing, while WWE is doing everything it can to slow down and if at all possible kill AEW.

Should it be a war? no, but has WWE turned it into one? yes, yes they did.
 

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As much as it looks that way, I can't believe that VKM was so content having NXT on the network for so long, knowing how strong his brand is and how he has the networks on a string, having the closest thing to appointment TV in 2019... I can't believe Vince didn't do this sooner, AEW or no.

Anyway, I want to get excited but lol
 

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As much as it looks that way, I can't believe that VKM was so content having NXT on the network for so long, knowing how strong his brand is and how he has the networks on a string, having the closest thing to appointment TV in 2019... I can't believe Vince didn't do this sooner, AEW or no.
I don't think Vince was ever really paying attention to NXT other than to see which superstars to bring up to the main roster. I think Vince purposefully let HHH have the reigns of NXT with little involvement at all because he wants HHH to gain the experience needed to take over the company.

But with the advent of AEW, the existence of NXT to combat it for viewers appeals to Vince.
 
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Ugh...

Look, i agree with you, but i also dissagree, in a way.

Should it be a war? no, no it shouldnt, AEW is minding their own buisness doing their own thing, they are just a alternative, giving fans more options, and WWE shouldnt even care, but WWE doesnt want anyone even close to their territory or position of power, and so they have turned this into a war, even if that war is a bit one sided, AEW isnt focusing on what WWE is doing, just on what they are doing, while WWE is doing everything it can to slow down and if at all possible kill AEW.

Should it be a war? no, but has WWE turned it into one? yes, yes they did.
Well...

I just want the AEW to do well & last at least a couple of years...
but if they don't...well...the world will keep turning.

I just hope all those highly critical of the WWE (like myself)
actually watch AEW...because if the AEW fails due to poor
ratings despite the product being solid..well...then those
highly critical fans have no one to blame but themselves.

I find it funny that the company I'm not allowed to talk about
has reacted the way they have...it almost feels "petty" in a way.

I mean the WWE really has nothing to truly fear...especially
considering all the money they have.
 
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AEW is minding their own buisness doing their own thing
AEW isnt focusing on what WWE is doing
lmao. AEW is FAR from doing their own thing and they are 200% focusing on what WWE is doing. They are openly taking shots at them at any chance they get. If anyone is minding their business and doing their own thing, at least in the public's eye, it's the WWE
 

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lmao. AEW is FAR from doing their own thing and they are 200% focusing on what WWE is doing. They are openly taking shots at them at any chance they get. If anyone is minding their business and doing their own thing, at least in the public's eye, it's the WWE
Honestly...I don't care if the two companies want to "fling mud at each other"
I just want interesting stories that lead to good wrestling matches.
 

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Honestly...I don't care if the two companies want to "fling mud at each other"
I just want interesting stories that lead to good wrestling matches.
May I ask, and I don't mean this to come off so dickish, but I dont know how else to put it, so apologies in advance. If you are so confident that AEW will provide said interesting stories leading to good matches, then why choose now of all times to quit watching WWE? If AEW is really as good and as much of a threat as everyone is hyping it up to be, then surely WWE would be improving their matches and stories as well so as not to fall behind the "competition", no? We all know they certainly have people on their roster who are capable of performing outstandingly in both aspects.
 

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