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Ratings Breakdown For This Week’s AEW Dynamite and NXT

February 21, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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AEW Dynamite defeated NXT again this week, 893,000 viewers (0.31 rating) to 794,000 (0.25). The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has more details on the ratings and a breakdown of the demographics.

Both shows were hurt by the Democratic debate, as AEW would have been #3 in the Adults 18-49 demographic (#5 with news shows), behind only Real Housewives of New Jersey. NXT was only beaten by nine non-news shows, but is usually ranked in the high 20s or low 30s and was #16 including the news shows. AEW was up 9.3% from last week in viewers and 3.3% in the demographic. NXT was up 4.9% in viewers and 4.2% in the demo. College basketball on ESPN beat both shows head-to-head, with 978,000 viewers and a 0.32 in 18-49.

NXT won with teenagers and 18-34, which they normally don’t win, but AEW tied NXT in 50+, which they also haven’t done before. NXT also had more women than usual, hurting AEW’s numbers in that measure. AEW won by 26.6% in male teens, but NXT won teenage girls by 133%, over double.

In the 18-49 demo, AEW won by 37.6% in males and the two sides were equal in women, but NXT had the edge in women 18-34 and AEW had the edge in women 35-49. AEW had a 0.12 in 12-17 (up 20%), 0.18 in 18-34 (up 12.5%), 0.44 in 35-49 (same as last week) and 0.38 in 50+ (up 11.8%). They had a higher male skew than normal, with 71.0% male in 18-49 and 75.6% male in 12-17.

NXT had a 0.14 in 12-17 (up 75%), 0.19 in 18-34 (up 26.7%), 0.31 in 35-49 (down 6.1%) and 0.38 in 50+ (up 5.6%). The audience was 64% male in 18-49 and 51.2% male in 12-17.

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