AEW vs. NXT Week 32 Viewership Update
As noted before, the May 6th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT resulted in Dynamite generating around 732,000 viewers on TNT and a #12 ranking in the 18-49 demographic while NXT generated around 663,000 viewers on USA Network and a #33 ranking in 18-49 demographic.
This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter provided an update that featured more details for both shows that week.
Dave Meltzer reported that in terms of the key demographic breakdowns, AEW Dynamite’s high point for Males 18-34 was the Cody vs. Joey Janela match and the low point for the group was the Dark Order’s beatdown of Jon Moxley. For Females 18-34, the high point was the Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara vs. Kenny Omega & Matt Hardy match and the low point was the Cody vs. Janela match. For Males 35-49, the high point was the Cody vs. Janela match and the low point was the all-promos segment. For Females 35-49, the high point was the Jericho & Guevara vs. Omega & Hardy match and the low point was the all-promos segment.
WWE NXT’s high point for both Males 18-34 and Females 18-34 was the Johnny Gargano vs. Dominik Dijakovic and Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher matches. The low point for both groups was the Finn Balor promo segment and Cameron Grimes vs. Denzel Dejournette match. For Males 35-49, the high point was the Chelsea Green vs. Xia Li match and the low point was the Adam Cole vs. Velveteen Dream match. For Females 35-49, the high point was the Gargano vs. Dijakovic and Green vs. Li matches and the low point was the Cole vs. Dream match.
More on AEW vs. NXT Week 33 Viewership
The May 13th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT saw both shows decline in viewership with AEW drawing their least viewed show in TNT history and NXT drawing their third least viewed regular show in USA Network history. AEW also managed to top NXT in terms of overall viewership and key demographic rankings.
AEW Dynamite drew 654,000 viewers on TNT and a #15 ranking in 18-49 demographic while NXT drew 604,000 viewers on USA Network and a #46 ranking in 18-49 demographic.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that very stiff sports competition from UFC’s Fight Night show on ESPN+ played a big role in the key demographic declines suffered by AEW and NXT for the night. Meltzer also reported that AEW beat NXT in every sub-key demographic group, every quarter-hour for the key demographic viewership, and every quarter for overall viewership. Only the over 50 demographic group went in favor of NXT, which has usually been the case since the start of their head-to-head competition.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 691,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Kenny Omega & Matt Hardy vs. Santana & Ortiz match which gained 27,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the Best Friends vs. Jurassic Express match which lost 38,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 687,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Finn Balor vs. Cameron Grimes match and post-match brawl with Damien Priest which gained 53,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Riddle and Thatcher brawl and Tegan Nox vs. Indi Hartwell match which lost 51,000 viewers.