More on AEW vs. NXT Week 59 Viewership
The November 18th episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT saw both shows increase in overall viewership while AEW also increased in key demographic rankings. AEW also managed to continue their advantage over NXT in key demographic rankings.
AEW drew 850,000 viewers and a #7 ranking in the 18-49 demographic while NXT drew 638,000 and a #56 ranking in the 18-49 demographic.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW’s show managed to generate a higher viewership in the Males 18-34 and Females 18-34 groups than WWE RAW did for this week. Meltzer reported that this week also had the largest gap in the key demographic viewership of the year between AEW and NXT. AEW reportedly had 477,000 viewers and NXT had 178,000 viewers. This key demographic viewership reportedly was also the highest for AEW since their January 15th episode and tied for the second lowest ever for NXT.
Meltzer also reported that the Young Bucks vs. Top Flight match managed to generate the highest 18-49 viewership for AEW since their March 4th show at 526,000 viewers. NXT’s head-to-head viewership when taking out their five minute overrun reportedly was 634,000 for overall viewership and 175,000 for key demographic viewership.
Due to NXT not being ranked in the Top 50, detailed demographic breakdowns were not available for their show this week. AEW’s biggest gain was with the Males 18-34 group at 127.9% higher and their biggest decline was with Males 35-49 at 1.5% lower than last week’s show. NXT reportedly declined in every key demographic group with their biggest decline being the Females 18-34 group at 43.5% lower than last week’s show.
In terms of quarter-hour breakdowns, AEW won every quarter in terms of overall viewership and key demographic viewership.
In terms of yearly comparisons, AEW was down 4.8% in overall viewership and down 5.1% in key demographic viewership. NXT reportedly was down 30.3% in overall viewership and down 53.3% in key demographic viewership.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 975,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the AEW World Championship contract signing segment with Kenny Omega and the second part of the Inner Circle’s Las Vegas trip segment which gained 80,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the NWA World Women’s Championship match of Thunder Rosa vs. Serena Deeb which lost 105,000 viewers.
WWE NXT started off with around 692,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the bulk of the NXT Women’s Championship match of Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai which gained 80,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Blindfold match of Cameron Grimes vs. Dexter Lumis, Shotzi Blackheart promo segment, and start of the Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter match which lost 49,000 viewers. NXT’s overrun gained 73,000 viewers to end the night.
Canadian and United Kingdom Viewership for Several AEW & NXT November Shows
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW drew 85,300 viewers for their November 11th episode on TSN2 in Canada. NXT reportedly drew 66,800 viewers for their November 13th episode on Sportsnet 360 in Canada.
Meltzer reported that AEW drew 99,000 viewers for their November 6th episode on ITV 4 in the United Kingdom. NXT reportedly did not chart for their episode that week on BT Sport meaning the viewership is currently not known. For comparisons, Impact Wrestling reportedly drew 18,500 for their November 4th episode on Freesports in the United Kingdom