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AEW Dynamite & NXT Both See Ratings & Viewership Drops This Week, Dynamite Still Comes Out Ahead

August 13, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– Showbuzz Daily has the overnight ratings for this week’s Wednesday Night Wars battle between AEW Dynamite on TNT and NXT on the USA Network. Both shows saw significant losses in ratings and viewership this week, but Dynamite still managed to come out ahead with 792,000 viewers this week. NXT fell to 619,000 viewers for the show’s overnight audience.

Last week, AEW managed to reach a five-month viewership high for AEW Dynamite, which was also a taped broadcast, at 901,000 viewers. Dynamite does tend to have ups and downs with its viewership from week-to-week, so the drop of 100,000+ viewers isn’t necessarily all that alarming for them, especially during NBA season.

Meanwhile, NXT also had a significant drop in viewership this week, falling from last week’s audience of 753,000 viewers to 619,000 this week. That’s a loss of about 134,000 viewers after NXT had shown a couple weeks of significant audience growth.

In terms of the P18-49 key demo ratings, AEW Dynamite fell from last week’s 0.36 rating to a 0.32 this week. Last week’s number was actually the biggest rating for Dynamite in six months. The 0.32 rating for AEW was still enough to double NXT’s own rating in the same key demo at 0.16, which dropped from last week’s 0.20 rating.

For this week’s Cable Top 150 rankings, fell out of the Top 5 but still managed to stay well within the Top 10 at No. 9. Meanwhile, NXT plummeted from its No. 27 slot last week, falling out of the Top 50 and ranked at No. 65 this week.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was the ratings winner for last night. The show finished with a 0.51 rating in the key demo and 1.576 million viewers. Tucker Carlson Tonight topped the viewership with the evening with 4.143 million viewers.

The numbers should be interesting over the next two weeks. As noted, AEW Dynamite is being preempted next week due to the NBA coverage on TNT. As a result, Dynamite will be moving to Saturday, August 22 at 6:00 pm EST next week. The following week, Dynamite will air on Thursday, August 27 at 8:00 pm EST. This means NXT and Dynamite will not be running up against each other on those nights. So the Wednesday Night Wars will technically be on pause for the next two weeks.

Here are the week-by-week AEW-NXT Wednesday Night War numbers:

October 2nd: AEW 0.68 demo rating (1.409 million viewers), NXT 0.32 demo rating (891,000 viewers)
October 9th: AEW 0.46 (1.018 million viewers), NXT 0.22 (790,000 viewers)
October 16th: AEW 0.44 (1.014 million viewers), NXT 0.20 (712,000 viewers)
October 23rd: AEW 0.45 (963,000 viewers), NXT 0.21 (698,000 viewers)
October 30th: AEW 0.33 (759,000 viewers), NXT 0.18 (580,000 viewers)
November 6th: AEW 0.35 (822,000 viewers), NXT 0.30 (813,000 viewers)
November 13th: AEW 0.43 (957,000 viewers), NXT 0.25 (750,000 viewers)
November 20th: AEW 0.39 (893,000 viewers), NXT 0.30 (916,000 viewers)
November 27th: AEW 0.26 (663,000 viewers), NXT 0.24 (818,000 viewers)
December 4th: AEW 0.32 (851,000 viewers), NXT 0.29 (845,000 viewers)
December 11th: AEW 0.28 (778,000 viewers), NXT 0.24 (778,000 viewers)
December 18th: AEW 0.25 (683,000 viewers), NXT 0.27 (795,000 viewers)
December 25th: AEW N/A, NXT 0.22 (831,000 viewers)
January 1st: AEW 0.36 (967,000 viewers), NXT 0.15 (548,000)
January 8th: AEW 0.36 (947,000 viewers), NXT 0.19 (721,000)
January 15th: AEW 0.38 (940,000 viewers), NXT 0.21 (700,000)
January 22nd: AEW 0.35 (871,000 viewers), NXT 0.24 (769,000)
January 29nd: AEW 0.34 (828,000 viewers), NXT 0.22 (712,000)
February 5th: AEW 0.36 (928,000 viewers), NXT 0.22 (770,000)
February 12th: AEW 0.30 (817,000 viewers), NXT 0.24 (757,000)
February 19th: AEW 0.31 (893,000 viewers), NXT 0.25 (794,000)
February 26th: AEW 0.30 (865,000 viewers), NXT 0.23 (717,000)
March 4th: AEW 0.35 (906,000 viewers), NXT 0.23 (718,000)
March 11th: AEW 0.26 (766,000 viewers), NXT 0.21 (697,000)
March 18th: AEW 0.35 (932,000 viewers), NXT 0.16 (542,000)
March 25th: AEW 0.34 (819,000 viewers), NXT 0.20 (669,000)
April 1: AEW 0.25 (685,000 viewers), NXT 0.15 (590,000)
April 8: AEW 0.26 (692,000 viewers), NXT 0.19 (693,000)
April 15: AEW 0.25 (683,000 viewers), NXT 0.17 (692,000)
April 22: AEW 0.25 (731,000 viewers), NXT 0.18 (665,000)
April 29: AEW 0.27 (693,000 viewers), NXT 0.16 (637,000)
May 6: AEW 0.28 (732,000 viewers), NXT 0.18 (663,000)
May 13: AEW 0.23 (654,000 viewers), NXT 0.15 (604,000)
May 20: AEW 0.26 (701,000 viewers), NXT 0.13 (592,000)
May 27: AEW 0.32 (821,000 viewers), NXT 0.19 (731,000)
June 3: AEW 0.29 (730,000 viewers), NXT 0.20 (715,000)
June 10: AEW 0.23 (677,000 viewers), NXT 0.16 (673,000)
June 17: AEW 0.28 (772,000 viewers), NXT 0.20 (746,000)
June 24: AEW 0.22 (633,000 viewers), NXT 0.19 (786,000)
July 1: AEW 0.29 (748,000 viewers), NXT 0.22 (792,000)
July 8: AEW 0.28 (715,000 viewers), NXT 0.20 (759,000)
July 15: AEW 0.29 (788,000 viewers), NXT 0.14 (631,000)
July 22: AEW 0.32 (845,000 viewers), NXT 0.17 (615,000)
July 29: AEW 0.30 (773,000 viewers), NXT 0.18 (707,000)
August 5: AEW 0.36 (901,000 viewers), NXT 0.20 (753,000)
August 12: AEW 0.32 (792,000 viewers), NXT 0.16 (619,000)

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