More on WWE NXT Viewership for April 13
The April 13th episode of WWE NXT saw NXT rise by a sizeable amount in overall viewership. This week’s episode was notable for being the first week of NXT’s official move to Tuesdays on the USA Network.
NXT drew 805,000 viewers and a #8 ranking in the 18-49 demographic on the USA Network.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that NXT’s show managed to beat the NBA game of the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Indiana Pacers on TNT in head-to-head competition for overall viewership and tied it at a 0.22 for key demographic ratings. Meltzer also reported that NXT’s viewership this week was lower than last week’s TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 1 show when factoring the overall estimated viewership on both USA Network and NBC’s Peacock service. Meltzer also reported that this week’s NXT show drew lower than the prior Tuesday shows during last fall which averaged 839,000 viewers and a 0.24 in key demographic ratings.
In terms of key demographic viewership, NXT had 282,000 viewers.
In terms of yearly comparisons, NXT reportedly was up 16.3% in overall viewership and up 28.6% in key demographic viewership compared to the same week last year.
WWE NXT started off with around 807,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the ending of the NXT Cruiserweight Championship match, the Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher promo segment, and the Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez promo segment which gained 96,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott match and the Zoey Stark & Mercedes Martinez promo segment which lost 117,000 viewers. NXT’s overrun gained an additional 139,000 viewers to end the night.
More on AEW Dynamite Viewership for April 14
The April 14th episode of AEW Dynamite saw AEW generate a massive gain in both overall viewership and key demographic ratings. This week’s show was notable for being the first week without head-to-head competition from NXT for non-sports preempted reasons.
AEW drew 1.219 million viewers and a #2 ranking in the 18-49 demographic on TNT.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that this week’s show managed to draw AEW’s highest overall viewership since their debut week in October of 2019. Meltzer also reported that this week’s key demographic viewership was the highest since the December 2, 2020 Winter Is Coming special, which featured the official AEW debut of Sting. AEW’s show reportedly beat both NBA games on ESPN in head-to-head competition for overall viewership and key demographic ratings.
In terms of key demographic viewership, AEW had 567,000 viewers. All four of AEW’s key demographic groups were up with their biggest increase being their Females 35-49 group at 85.3% higher than last week’s show.
Meltzer reported that AEW’s peak for overall viewership was 1.43 million during the Chris Jericho vs. Dax Harwood match. This match reportedly also had the peak for AEW’s key demographic viewership at 629,000.
In terms of yearly comparisons, AEW reportedly was up 78.5% in overall viewership and up 73.3% in key demographic viewership compared to the same week last year.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 1,190,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Jericho vs. Harwood match and the Kenny Omega’s group interview with gained 177,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the Kris Statlander vs. Amber Nova match and the Team Taz promo segment which lost 109,000 viewers.