More on AEW vs. NXT Week 50 Viewership
The September 16th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT saw both shows decline in overall viewership, AEW gain in key demographic rankings, and NXT decline in key demographic rankings. This week’s episodes were notable for being the first time since August 12th that both shows were in head-to-head competition.
AEW drew 886,000 viewers and a #3 ranking in the 18-49 demographic while NXT drew 689,000 and a #31 ranking in the 18-49 demographic.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that in terms of key demographic viewership, AEW had 445,000 viewers while NXT had 229,000 viewers. In terms of their previous head-to-head week, both AEW and NXT had a higher overall and key demographic viewership compared their August 12th episodes.
AEW reportedly won every key demographic group with the exception of the over 50 group, which went in NXT’s favor. AEW also reportedly won every quarter hour in terms of overall and key demographic viewership.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 960,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the latter half of the Frankie Kazarian vs. Hangman Adam Page match and MJF vs. Shawn Dean match which gained 78,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the Matt Hardy backstage segment and beginning of the Kazarian vs. Page match which lost 103,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 803,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the ending of the NXT Tag Team Championship match of Imperium vs. Breezango and the Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs. Xia Li & Jessi Kamea match which gained 66,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae interview segment and the bulk of the NXT Tag Team Championship match which lost 134,000 viewers.
Canadian and United Kingdom Viewership for Several August & September Shows
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW drew 150,600 viewers for their September 16th episode on TSN 2 in Canada.
AEW reportedly drew a combined live and DVR viewership of 132,000 viewers for their September 4th episode on ITV in the United Kingdom.
NXT reportedly did not rank for their August 24th episode meaning the viewership is currently unknown while their September 1st episode drew a combined live and DVR viewership of 34,600 viewers on BT Sport in the United Kingdom.