More on AEW vs. NXT Week 45 Viewership
The August 5th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT saw both shows rise in viewership with AEW generating their highest since March 18th. AEW also managed to top NXT in both overall viewership and key demographic rankings.
AEW Dynamite drew 901,000 viewers on TNT and a #5 ranking in 18-49 demographic while NXT drew 753,000 viewers on USA Network and a #27 ranking in 18-49 demographic.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that despite the stiff sports competition from the NBA, AEW managed to generate their highest viewership of the current coronavirus pandemic era. NXT reportedly had their highest viewership since July 1st, which was the first night of their Great American Bash special.
Meltzer reported that AEW managed to top WWE RAW in terms of overall 18-34 demographic viewership at 201,000 for AEW and 200,000 for RAW. AEW also reportedly managed to top RAW in regards to Females 18-34 with 83,000 viewers compared to 80,000 viewers for RAW.
In regards to key demographic viewership for major sports including wrestling, Meltzer reported that AEW currently skews as the third youngest age behind MLS and NBA.
Meltzer also reported that in terms of key demographic viewers, AEW had 461,000 viewers and NXT had 255,000 viewers. AEW reportedly won every quarter-hour in terms of key demographic viewership and overall viewership.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 943,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the AEW World Championship match of Darby Allin vs. Jon Moxley which gained 38,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy post-debate attack, Britt Baker interview segment, and the Reba vs. Big Swole match which lost 93,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 820,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Pat McAfee and Adam Cole segment and the Indi Hartwell vs. Tegan Nox match which gained 30,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Keith Lee and Karrion Kross confrontation segment, Willian Regal segment, and the El Legado del Fantasma and Breezango segment which lost 59,000 viewers.
Canadian Viewership for AEW and NXT July Shows
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW drew 71,500 viewers for their July 29th episode on TSN in Canada.
NXT reportedly drew 50,500 viewers for their July 24th episode on Sportsnet 360 in Canada.