AEW Dynamite Defeats WWE NXT - Viewership In Typical Range of Both Shows

Posted By James Walsh on 10/15/20


Week 53 of the Wednesday Night War saw AEW Dynamite pick up another win over WWE NXT in viewership and ratings.

Wednesday’s Dynamite Anniversary episode drew 826,000 viewers on TNT, while last night’s NXT show drew 651,000 viewers on the USA Network, according to Showbuzz Daily.

AEW ranked #15 in the Cable Top 150, while NXT ranked #51. AEW ranked #60 in viewership, while NXT ranked #71 in viewership.

Last week’s Dynamite episode drew 753,000 viewers and ranked #19 in the Cable Top 150, and #67 in viewership. Last week’s NXT episode drew 639,000 viewers and ranked #56 in the Cable Top 150, and #76 in viewership.

AEW drew a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic while NXT drew a 0.17 in the same demo this week. Last week’s AEW show drew a 0.31 rating while the NXT episode drew a 0.16 in that demographic.

MLB games and the coverage of the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearing dominated cable TV this week. NXT did not make the Cable Top 50 for the second week in a row, ranking at #51 this week and #56 last week. This was the first 18-49 demographic rating for a Wednesday night AEW show since July. This was the second-lowest overall number for a Wednesday night NXT show since August 12, with the lowest being last week’s show that went up against the Vice Presidential Debate.

The MLB ALCS game on TBS topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150, with a 0.68 rating, drawing 2.719 million viewers. Tucker Carlson Tonight on FOX News topped the night on cable in viewership with 5.854 million viewers, ranking #3 on the Cable Top 150, with a 0.57 rating in the key demo.

The Masked Singer on FOX topped the night on network TV in viewership with an average of 6.490 million viewers. The Masked Singer also took the #1 spot in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating.

Below is our 2020 NXT Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 548,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 8 Episode: 721,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 15 Episode: 700,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 22 Episode: 769,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 29 Episode: 712,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Worlds Collide/Royal Rumble episode)
February 5 Episode: 770,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 12 Episode: 757,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 19 Episode: 794,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
February 26 Episode: 717,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 4 Episode: 718,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 11 Episode: 697,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 18 Episode: 542,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (WWE PC episode with no live matches)
March 25 Episode: 669,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 1 Episode: 590,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 8 Episode: 693,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 15 Episode: 692,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 22 Episode: 665,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 29 Episode: 637,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 6 Episode: 663,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 13 Episode: 604,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 20 Episode: 592,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 27 Episode: 731,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 3 Episode: 715,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 10 Episode: 673,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 17 Episode: 746,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 24 Episode: 786,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 1 Episode: 792,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Great American Bash Night 1)
July 8 Episode: 759,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Great American Bash Night 2)
July 15 Episode: 631,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 22 Episode: 615,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 29 Episode: 707,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 5 Episode: 753,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 12 Episode: 619,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 19 Episode: 853,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic (No AEW competition)
August 26 Episode: 824,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic (No AEW competition)
September 1 Episode: 849,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Tuesday Airing, No AEW competition)
September 8 Episode: 838,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Tuesday Airing, No AEW competition)
September 16 Episode: 689,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 23 Episode: 696,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 30 Episode: 732,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 7 Episode: 639,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
October 14 Episode: 651,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 21 Episode:

2019 Total: 10.209 million viewers over 13 episodes
2019 Average: 785,307 viewers per episode

Below is our 2020 AEW Dynamite Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 967,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 8 Episode: 947,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 15 Episode: 940,000 viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Bash at the Beach episode)
January 22 Episode: 871,000 viewers with a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 29 Episode: 828,000 viewers with a 0.34 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 5 Episode: 928,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 12 Episode: 817,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 19 Episode: 893,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 26 Episode: 865,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 4 Episode: 906,000 viewers with a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Revolution episode)
March 11 Episode: 766,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 18 Episode: 932,000 viewers with a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Limited crowd episode)
March 25 Episode: 819,000 viewers with a 0.34 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 1 Episode: 685,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 8 Episode: 692,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 15 Episode: 683,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 22 Episode: 731,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 29 Episode: 693,000 viewers with a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 6 Episode: 732,000 viewers with a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 13 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 20 Episode: 701,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 27 Episode: 827,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 3 Episode: 730,000 viewers with a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 10 Episode: 677,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 17 Episode: 772,000 viewers with a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 24 Episode: 633,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 1 Episode: 748,000 viewers with a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Fyter Fest Night 1)
July 8 Episode: 715,000 viewers with a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Fyter Fest Night 2)
July 15 Episode: 788,000 viewers with a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Fight for the Fallen)
July 22 Episode: 845,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 29 Episode: 773,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 5 Episode: 901,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 12 Episode: 792,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 22 Episode: 755,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Saturday Airing, No NXT competition)
August 27 Episode: 813,000 viewers with a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Thursday Airing, No NXT competition)
September 2 Episode: 928,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic (No NXT competition)
September 9 Episode: 1.016 million viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic (No NXT competition)
September 16 Episode: 886,000 viewers with a 0.34 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 23 Episode: 835,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 30 Episode: 866,000 viewers with a 0.33 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 7 Episode: 753,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 14 Episode: 826,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Anniversary Episode)
October 21 Episode:

2019 Total: 10.840 million viewers over 12 episodes
2019 Average: 903,333 viewers per episode