AEW vs. NXT Week 39 Viewership Update
As noted before, the June 26th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT resulted in Dynamite generating around 633,000 viewers on TNT and a #17 ranking in the 18-49 demographic while NXT generated around 786,000 viewers on USA Network and a #26 ranking in the 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 key demographic viewership, AEW had 285,000 viewers and NXT had 242,000 viewers. AEW reportedly won all of the sub-groups within the key demographic with the exception of Females 18-34 which went in favor of NXT. In regards to total viewership, Meltzer reported that the second quarter of both shows was the only time AEW had a higher overall viewership than NXT.
Meltzer also reported that NXT had a huge advantage in terms of lead-in programming compared to AEW. NXT’s lead-in program on USA Network generated 993,000 viewers while AEW’s lead-in program on TNT generated 342,000 viewers.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 744,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the ending of the FTR vs. SCU match, post-match brawl segment, and the Hangman Adam Page & Kenny Omega vs. Best Friends video package which gained 24,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the Hikaru Shida vs. Red Velvet match, Shida and Penelope Ford brawl segment, and the TNT Championship press conference segment which lost 62,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 794,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Malcolm Bivens promo segment and the North American Championship match video package which gained 66,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Santos Escobar vs. Jake Atlas match and Undisputed Era psychiatrist segment which lost 118,000 viewers.
More on AEW vs. NXT Week 40 Viewership
The July 1st shows of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT saw both show gain in viewership with AEW generating the bigger increase of the two. NXT managed to top AEW in overall viewership for a second week in a row while AEW maintained their advantage over NXT in key demographic viewership.
AEW Dynamite drew 748,000 viewers on TNT and a #6 ranking in 18-49 demographic while NXT drew 792,000 viewers on USA Network and a #13 ranking in 18-49 demographic.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that in terms of key demographic viewers, AEW reportedly had 372,000 viewers and NXT had 284,000 viewers. AEW reportedly won every quarter-hour in terms of key demographic viewers and three out of eight quarters in terms of overall viewership. NXT reportedly won the first two quarters and the last three quarters for overall viewership.
In an interesting note, Meltzer reported that when combining the key demographic viewership of both shows, AEW and NXT managed to surpass RAW this week but fell short of tying last week’s episode of SmackDown by around 29,0000 viewers.
AEW Dynamite started off with 799,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Hikaru Shida vs. Penelope Ford match which gained 62,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the ending of the Private Party vs. Santana Ortiz and the Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy brawl segment which lost 90,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 839,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the bulk of the Io Shirai vs. Sasha Banks match. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Timothy Thatcher vs. Oney Lorcan match which lost 86,000 viewers.
Canadian and United Kingdom Viewership for Several AEW & NXT June Shows
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW drew a combined live viewership of 115,100 for their June 24th episode and 108,000 for their July 1st episode on TSN in Canada.
NXT reportedly drew 46,100 viewers for their June 19th episode on Sportsnet 360 in Canada. NXT reportedly failed to rank in the Top 10 sports programming in Canada for their June 26th episode, meaning it drew less than 52,000 viewers.
Meltzer reported that AEW drew 133,000 viewers for their June 12th episode and 120,000 viewers for their June 19th episode on ITV 4 in the United Kingdom.