WWE NXT narrows ratings gap with AEW Dynamite this week

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Last night’s AEW Dynamite on TNT averaged 700,000 viewers, down 7.5 percent from last week. It’s Dynamite’s second-lowest viewership total since June of last year.

Over on the USA Network, WWE NXT averaged 654,000 viewers, down 3.5 percent from last week.

The bigger news was in the 18-49 demo. Dynamite finished seventh on cable with a 0.26 rating. That’s down 13.3 percent from the previous week and also matched the second-lowest number Dynamite has done since June of last year. NXT, however, was up 50 percent in the 18-49 demo, drawing a 0.21 rating. NXT finished 12th on cable in the demo, which is the highest it’s finished since the debut of Dynamite. 

The combined Wednesday night audience was 1.354 million viewers, the lowest since February 10 and down 5.6 percent from last week. The combined 18-49 number, spurred on by NXT’s increase, was up 6.8 percent, totaling a 0.47. 

The individual demo numbers were much closer than usual. NXT won with women 18-49, drawing a 0.16 rating to Dynamite’s 0.15. In men 18-49, Dynamite had a big win with a 0.38 rating to NXT’s 0.25. That was Dynamite’s strongest category, with it finishing fourth on cable.

NXT won in the 18-34 demo with a 0.13 rating to Dynamite’s 0.12. Breaking that down by gender, Dynamite won with females (0.09 to 0.07), but NXT won with males (0.13 to 0.11). 

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Dynamite won with people 25-54 (0.31 to 0.22). NXT won with people over 50 but by a much closer margin than usual (0.32 to 0.29). 

Both shows were up across the board in year-over-year comparisons. Dynamite was up 2.2 percent in overall viewers and up four percent in 18-49. NXT was up 10.9 percent in overall viewers and up 40 percent in 18-49. 

Here’s a look at the last 10 weeks of overall viewership and 18-49 demo numbers for both shows: