AEW vs. NXT Week 26 Viewership Update
As noted before, the March 25th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT resulted in Dynamite generating around 819,000 viewers on TNT and a #23 ranking in the 18-49 demographic while NXT generated around 669,000 viewers on USA Network and a #56 ranking in 18-49 demographic.
This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter provided an update that featured the quarter-hour breakdowns and other details that were not available in last week’s issue.
Dave Meltzer reported that in regards to the key 18-49 demographic group, AEW had 444,000 viewers compared to 253,000 viewers for NXT. It was also reported that within the key demographic group, AEW led the biggest with Men 35-49 at 212,000 viewers versus 96,000 for NXT and with Women 35-49 at 108,000 viewers versus 45,000 for NXT. NXT reportedly led AEW in the Women 18-34 group at 50,000 viewers versus 43,000 for AEW.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 908,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Chris Jericho and Matt Hardy promo segment which gained 51,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the ending of the Darby Allin vs. Kip Sabian match, Jake Hager vignette, and Hager vs. Chico Adams match which lost 61,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 750,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Adam Cole promo segment and the Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Shane Thorne & Brendan Vink tag team match which gained 51,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the ending of the Tyler Breeze vs. Austin Theory match and Killian Dain vs. Tehuti Miles match which lost 76,000 viewers.
More on AEW vs. NXT Week 27 Viewership
The April 1st episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT saw both shows suffer large declines in viewership. AEW drew their third lowest viewership ever on TNT while NXT drew their fourth lowest viewership ever on USA Network. AEW did manage to maintain their advantage over NXT in both overall viewership and key demographic rankings.
AEW Dynamite drew 685,000 viewers on TNT and a #37 ranking in 18-49 demographic while NXT drew 590,000 viewers on USA Network and a #74 ranking in 18-49 demographic.
The results of the quarter-hour segment breakdowns were not revealed in this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter but Dave Meltzer reported that AEW’s biggest decline was with the 35-49 demographic group at 30% lower than last week and only their over 50 demographic group held steady in ratings.
While the demographic breakdowns for NXT were not available due to the show once again failing to rank in the Top 50, Meltzer reported that NXT saw a 25% decline in viewers for the key 18-49 group.
Canadian Viewership for AEW’s March 25th Show, NXT’s March 20th & March 27th Shows
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW Dynamite drew 66,100 viewers for their March 25th episode on TSN in Canada.
Meltzer also reported that NXT drew 52,900 viewers for their March 20th episode and 52,000 viewers for their March 27th episode on Sportsnet 360.
United Kingdom Viewership for AEW’s March 20th and NXT’s March 18th Episodes
AEW Dynamite reportedly drew 101,000 viewers for their March 20th episode on ITV 4 in the United Kingdom, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
NXT reportedly drew 40,300 viewers for their March 18th episode on BT Sport, according to BackBodyDrop.com.