More on AEW vs. NXT Week 41 Viewership
The July 8th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT saw both shows decline in viewership. NXT managed to top AEW for a third week in a row in terms of overall viewership while AEW maintained their advantage over NXT in terms of key demographic rankings.
AEW Dynamite drew 715,000 viewers on TNT and a #7 ranking in 18-49 demographic while NXT drew 759,000 viewers on USA Network and a #24 ranking in 18-49 demographic.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that a key reason for NXT’s overall viewership victory was due to the main event match of Keith Lee vs. Adam Cole for both the NXT Championship and NXT North American Championship. This match managed to draw the highest quarter-hour overall viewership and highest quarter key demo viewership of the year for NXT. In regards to AEW’s main event match of Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy, Meltzer reported that it managed to draw better than AEW’s main event segments in recent weeks and had the highest quarter viewership for the 35-49 demographic group for both shows but was not enough to close the total overall viewership gap held by NXT in the end.
Meltzer reported that in terms of key demographic viewership, AEW had 364,000 viewers and NXT had 262,000 viewers. AEW reportedly won all the quarter-hours in terms of key demographic viewership and four out of eight quarters in terms of overall viewership. NXT reportedly won the final four quarters in terms of overall viewership.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 785,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the ending of the Joey Janela vs. Lance Archer match, Darby Allin video package, and Taz and Brian Cage promo segment which gained 41,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the start and bulk of the Janela vs. Archer match which lost 90,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 775,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the bulk of the Keith Lee vs. Adam Cole match which gained 106,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the ending of the Street Fight match of Mia Yim vs. Candice LeRae and its post-match segment which lost 94,000 viewers.
Canadian and United Kingdom Viewership for Several AEW & NXT June and July Shows
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW drew 87,400 viewers for their July 8th episode on TSN in Canada. NXT reportedly drew 45,700 viewers for their July 3rd episode on Sportsnet 360 in Canada.
Meltzer also reported that AEW drew 103,000 viewers for their June 26th episode on ITV 4 in the United Kingdom. NXT reportedly drew less than 15,700 viewers for their June 24th episode on BT Sports in the U.K.