AEW Dynamite’s November 24th Show Viewership & Ratings Note
Due to this week’s Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, viewership and ratings for this past Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite are currently not available.
Detailed demographic and quarter-hours breakdowns for that night’s show are currently expected to be available in next week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
More on WWE NXT Viewership for November 23rd
The November 23rd episode of WWE NXT saw NXT gain a sizable increase in overall viewership and key demographic rankings and a small increase in key demographic ratings.
NXT drew 625,000 viewers and a 0.14 key demographic rating on USA Network. NXT’s key demographic ranking for that night was 31st place.
Detailed demographic and quarter-hours breakdowns were not available in this week’s issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the main reason for NXT’s increase this week was due to the large gains from their older key demographic viewership, which was up 57% compared to last week’s show. This reportedly was enough to offset the large decline in their younger key demographic viewership, which was down 14% compared to last week’s show.
In terms of head-to-head competition, the NBA game of Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks drew 1,744,000 viewers on TNT and the College basketball game of Oregon Ducks vs. St. Mary’s Gaels drew 627,000 viewers on ESPN.
In terms of key demographic viewership, NXT had 189,000 viewers. NXT’s biggest increase was with Females 35-49 group at 66.7% higher than last week’s show. NXT’s biggest decrease was with their Females 18-34 group at 40% lower than last week’s show.
In an interesting note, Meltzer reported that after eleven weeks of running under a new 2.0 show format designed to increase the appeal of NXT to younger viewers, this week’s show drew a 0.05 rating in the Teenagers viewership group and a 0.06 rating in the 18-34 key demographic viewership group. Meltzer reported that despite the changes, NXT still remains in a battle with Impact Wrestling’s Impact! for the oldest skewing weekly wrestling television show in the United States.
In terms of yearly comparisons, NXT was down 12.2% in overall viewership and down 25.3% in key demographic viewership.
More on AEW Rampage Viewership for November 19th
The November 19th episode of AEW Rampage saw AEW gain a sizable increase in overall viewership and a slight increase in key demographic ratings but also suffered a small drop in key demographic rankings.
AEW Rampage drew 556,000 viewers and a 0.22 key demographic rating on TNT. AEW’s key demographic ranking for that week’s show was 17th place.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the main reason for AEW’s increase for that weeks’ show was due to them regaining their normal level of older male key demographic viewership. Meltzer reported that this was enough to offset the declines in their other key demographic viewership groups, especially their overall 18-34 key demographic and Females 18-34 key demographic groups which were both down 4.5% and 10% respectively compared to the prior week’s show. Meltzer also reported that the reason for AEW’s lower key demographic ranking despite its increase in key demographic rating was due to stiff competition from sports and news programming, which took 15 of the top 17 spots and only that night’s Gold Rush beat AEW for non-news and sports programming.
In terms of head-to-head competition, the NBA game of Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns drew 1,371,000 viewers on ESPN and Gold Rush drew 1,620,000 viewers on Discovery Channel.
In terms of key demographic viewership, AEW had 285,000 viewers. AEW’s sole increase was with their Males 35-49 group at 27.3% higher than the prior week’s show. AEW’s biggest decrease was with their Females 18-34 group at 10% lower than the prior week’s show. Meltzer reported that AEW’s Rampage show was the youngest skewing sports show for that week. Meltzer also reported that week’s Dynamite show was the third youngest behind Rampage and one NHL game.
AEW Rampage started off with around 614,000 viewers and had around 518,000 viewers for its second quarter, around 535,000 viewers for its third quarter, and had around 557,000 viewers for its main event quarter featuring the tag team match of Adam Cole & Bobby Fish vs. Jurassic Express. Meltzer reported that the main event quarter managed to generate the rare instance of being the highest viewed quarter for overall 18-49 viewership, Males 18-49 viewership, overall 18-34 viewership, and overall 35-49 key demographic viewership groups for a Rampage show.