AEW vs. NXT Week 43 Viewership Update
As noted before, the July 22nd episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT resulted in Dynamite generating around 845,000 viewers on TNT and a #5 ranking in the 18-49 demographic while NXT generated around 615,000 viewers on USA Network and a #35 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 regards to the one million viewers mark that was reached late into the Young Bucks vs. The Butcher & The Blade match, AEW reportedly came close on two other occasions of reaching one million viewers during the night. Those were the Darby Allin run-in spot during the Taz & Brian Cage promo segment and shortly prior to the first commercial break during the Young Bucks vs. Butcher & Blade match. NXT reportedly hit the one million viewers mark once, which was during the first minute of their show and caused by USA Network’s lead-in program.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 905,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Taz & Brian Cage promo segment and post-promo brawl, the Chris Jericho and Inner Circle promo segment, and the start of the Young Bucks vs. The Butcher & The Blade match which gained 68,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the Jon Moxley promo segment and MJF vs. Griff Garrison match which lost 94,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 633,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the bulk of the Johnny Gargano vs. Bronson Reed vs. Roderick Strong match which gained 33,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Timothy Thatcher vs. Oney Lorcan match which lost 63,000 viewers.
More on AEW vs. NXT Week 44 Viewership
The July 29th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT saw NXT rise in both viewership and key demographic rankings while AEW saw a sizeable decline in viewership. AEW also managed to top NXT in both overall viewership and key demographic rankings.
AEW Dynamite drew 773,000 viewers on TNT and a #6 ranking in 18-49 demographic while NXT drew 707,000 viewers on USA Network and a #28 ranking in 18-49 demographic.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW managed to beat the third hour of WWE RAW in terms of overall 18-34 viewership and Female 18-34 viewership. In terms of key demographic viewership, AEW had 394,000 viewers and NXT had 231,000 viewers.
Meltzer reported that a weaker than usual lead-in program on TNT and sports competition from baseball were factors in AEW’s decline in viewership, especially with males over 35.
AEW reportedly won every quarter-hour in terms of key demographic viewership and six out of eight quarters in terms of overall viewership. NXT reportedly won the first two quarters in overall viewership, which was helped by their stronger lead-in program on USA Network.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 718,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the TNT Championship match of Warhorse vs. Cody and post-match brawl and the Inner Circle interview segment which gained 84,000 viewers. AEW’d biggest decline of the night was the Hikaru Shida vs. Diamante match and the Nyla Rose & Vickie Guerrero interview segment which lost 88,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 853,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Dexter Lumis vs. Finn Balor vs. Timothy Thatcher match which gained 60,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Adam Cole and Pat McAfee segment and the beginning of Roderick Strong vs. Johnny Gargano match which lost 75,000 viewers.