AEW Dynamite ratings up, gets undisputed win over WWE NXT
Posted On July 26, 2020
Despite competition from both NASCAR on FS1 and UFC on ESPN, AEW Dynamite had its highest viewership since May and scored a big win over NXT on USA Network last night.
Last night’s Fight for the Fallen edition of Dynamite, which was headlined by Jon Moxley retaining his AEW World Championship against Brian Cage, averaged 788,000 viewers as compared to NXT’s 631,000. It’s the first time Dynamite has won the viewership battle in four weeks. The viewership for Dynamite was up 10.2 percent over last week’s Fyter Fest night two show.
In the 18-49 demo, Dynamite averaged a 0.29 rating, up 3.6 percent from last week. That was also the best number for the show since May and it ranked fifth for the night on cable.
NXT’s viewership total was down 16.9 percent from last week. The last time NASCAR ran on a Wednesday night, it also affected NXT more than Dynamite.
Dynamite and NXT both likely affected the UFC number as the main card had the lowest viewership total to date on ESPN with just 536,000 viewers. The UFC prelims averaged 434,000 viewers. The prelims aired opposite wrestling on the East Coast, with the main card going against it on the West Coast. The NASCAR All-Star race averaged 2.036 million viewers and finished third in the 18-49 demo with a 0.35 rating.
NXT fell to 49th on cable in the 18-49 demo rankings with a 0.14, down 30 percent from last week. It’s the second lowest number in that demo the show has done on the USA Network since debuting last October.
AEW won every demo but people over 50, which is usually the case, but it was much closer this week with NXT averaging a 0.36 rating in that category to AEW’s 0.30. AEW’s biggest category was men 18-49, where they nearly tripled NXT with a 0.40 rating as opposed to 0.14.
Here’s a look at the last 10 weeks of viewership totals as well as 18-49 demo ratings for both shows:
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