More on WWE NXT Viewership for July 20
The July 20th episode of WWE NXT saw NXT gain a slight increase in overall viewership and key demographic ratings.
NXT drew 709,000 viewers and a 0.20 key demographic rating on USA Network. NXT’s key demographic rating for that night is currently not known.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that despite very stiff sports competition, this week’s NXT show drew its highest viewership since the May 4th episode. In regards to head-to-head competition, the NBA Finals Game 6 of Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks drew 12,520,000 viewers on ABC.
In terms of key demographic viewership, NXT had 253,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest increase was with their Females 18-34 group at 77.8% higher than last week’s show. NXT’s biggest decrease was with their Males 18-34 group at 19.5% lower than last week’s show.
In terms of yearly comparisons, NXT was up 15.3% in overall viewership and up 15.5% in key demographic viewership.
Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston reported that NXT’s peak in overall viewership was at around 757,000 viewers during the 9:00PM to 9:15PM quarter-hour. This quarter featured the bulk of the Kyle O’Reilly vs. Austin Theory match, the Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai backstage interview segment, and the Hit Row & Legado del Fantasma promo segment. NXT’s peak in key demographic viewership was at around 297,000 viewers during the 8:00PM to 8:15PM quarter-hour, which featured a recap video of Karrion Kross & Samoa Joe and the KUSHIDA & Bobby Fish vs. Diamond Mine match.
WWE NXT started off with around 724,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the bulk of the O’Reilly vs. Theory match, the Gonzalez & Kai interview segment, and the start of the Legado del Fantasma & Hit Row promo segment which gained 101,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest decline of the night was the Franky Monet vs. Jacey Jayne match and the Johnny Gargano, Austin Theory, & O’Reilly backstage segment which lost 31,000 viewers. NXT’s overrun gained an additional 80,000 viewers to end the night.
More on AEW Dynamite Viewership for July 21
The July 21th episode of AEW Dynamite saw AEW gain a sizable increase in both overall viewership and key demographic ratings. This week’s show was notable for being the Fyter Fest Night 2 themed special.
AEW drew 1,148,000 viewers and a 0.44 key demographic rating on TNT. AEW’s key demographic ranking for this week’s show was 1st place.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that this week’s AEW show drew its third largest viewership in Dynamite series history, behind only the October 2, 2019 debut show and the April 14th show of this year. Meltzer reported that the main reason for this week’s show viewership increase was due to none of AEW’s quarter-hours fell below 1.1 million overall viewers nor below 500,000 key demographic viewers.
In terms of key demographic viewership, AEW had 575,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest increase was their Females 35-49 group at 28% higher than last week’s show. AEW’s biggest decrease was their Females 18-34 group at 19.2% lower than last week’s show. Meltzer reported that none of AEW’s key demographic groups managed to top either this past Monday’s WWE RAW nor the prior week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown shows. AEW reportedly came the closest in Males 35-49 viewership, which was 338,000 viewers for RAW, 324,000 viewers for SmackDown, and 306,000 viewers for AEW.
In terms of yearly comparisons, AEW was up 35.9% in overall viewership and up 40.6% in key demographic viewership.
Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston reported that AEW’s peak in overall viewership was at around 1,197,000 viewers during the 8:30PM to 8:45PM quarter-hour, which featured the end of the Doc Gallows vs. Frankie Kazarian match, the Kenny Omega & Hangman Adam Page promo segment, the Brian Cage & Team Taz backstage promo segment, and the start of the Darby Allin vs. Wheeler Yuta match. AEW’s peak in key demographic viewership reportedly was at around 612,000 viewers during the main event quarter-hour, which featured the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Texas Death match of Lance Archer vs. Jon Moxley. Thurston also reported that this week’s show drew AEW’s highest key demographic viewership since the December 10, 2020 “Winter Is Coming” special.
AEW Dynamite started off with around 1,114,000 viewers and their biggest gain of the night was the Gallows vs. Kazarian post-match attack and promo segment with Omega, Don Callis, Hangman Page, & the Dark Order, the Team Taz & Cage backstage promo segment, and the start of the Allin vs. Yuta match which gained 119,000 viewers. AEW’s biggest decline of the night was the bulk of the Death Triangle and Andrade & Chavo Guerrero Jr. promo segment, the Christian Cage backstage promo segment, the QT Marshall interview segment, and the start of the Orange Cassidy vs. The Blade match which lost 39,000 viewers.