AEW vs. NXT Week 34 Viewership Update
As noted before, the May 20th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT resulted in Dynamite generating around 701,000 viewers on TNT and a #7 ranking in the 18-49 demographic while NXT generated around 592,000 viewers on USA Network and a #53 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 and Males 18-49 was the beginning of the Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara match and the low point was the MJF vs. Marko Stunt match. For Females 18-34 and Females 18-49, the high point was the Jake Roberts and Arn Anderson face to face interview segment and the low point was the MJF vs. Stunt match.
WWE NXT’s high point for Males 18-34 was the Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley match and the low point was the KUSHIDA vs. Drake Maverick match. For Females 18-34, the high point was El Hijo del Fantasma vs. Akira Tozawa match and the low point was the Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Ever-Rise match. For Males 18-49, the high point was the Fantasma vs. Tozawa match and the low point was KUSHIDA vs. Maverick match. For Females 18-49, the high point was Karrion Kross vs. Liam Gray match and the low point was Shirai vs. Ripley match.
More on AEW vs. NXT Week 35 Viewership
The May 27th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT saw both shows gain a sizeable increase in viewership and television rankings. AEW also managed to top NXT in terms of overall viewership and key demographic rankings.
AEW Dynamite drew 827,000 viewers on TNT and a #4 ranking in 18-49 demographic while NXT drew 731,000 viewers on USA Network and a #24 ranking in 18-49 demographic.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that besides AEW getting a post-PPV bump from their Double or Nothing event, another big reason why both shows increased was due to the lack of sports competition for the night. In terms of key demographic viewership, AEW reportedly had 413,000 viewers while NXT had 251,000 viewers. Meltzer also reported that AEW won every quarter-hour in terms of the key demographic group and seven out of eight quarters in terms overall viewership.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 863,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Hikaru Shida vs. Christi Jaynes match and the beginning of the Cody interview segment which gained 67,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the Britt Baker and Chris Jericho promo segments which lost 60,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 771,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Charlotte Flair & Chelsea Green vs. Io Shirai & Rhea Ripley match which gained 68,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Adam Cole and William Regal and Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vignette segments which lost 141,000 viewers.
Canadian Ratings for AEW’s May 27th and NXT’s May 15th Shows
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW drew 133,400 viewers for their May 27th episode of Dynamite on TSN in Canada.
NXT reportedly drew 51,000 viewers for their May 15th episode on Sportsnet 360 in Canada.