AEW ratings get a post-PPV bump, NXT viewership down eight percent
Posted On July 3, 2020
After a week in which NXT came its closest to beating AEW since the beginning of the Wednesday Night Wars, AEW Dynamite ratings were up 16 percent from last week, averaging 957,000 viewers.
Dynamite finished fifth for the night on cable in the 18-49 demo, averaging a 0.43 rating in that important category. That number is up 22 percent from the previous week.
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NXT on USA Network was down eight percent in total viewers, averaging 750,000 viewers. In the 18-49 rankings, they finished 22nd on the night with a .25 rating. That’s down 17 percent from last week.
AEW beat NXT in every demo except for persons over 50, which is the case most weeks. NXT had an edge of 0.35 to 0.29 in that demo.
Dynamite was strongest in the males 18-49 category, with a 0.55 rating, almost doubling NXT’s 0.32.
The AEW number was almost identical with where the show finished on October 23. The NXT audience has grown eight percent from that date, which is likely the effects of the current angle involving the NXT invasion of Raw and SmackDown leading into Survivor Series.
Here’s a look at the AEW and NXT ratings since the beginning of the Wednesday Night Wars: