The ratings are in for Dynamite and NXT and both shows saw an increase this week.
Wednesday’s Dynamite episode drew 893,000 viewers on TNT, topping the 794,000 viewers garnered by the post-Takeover episode of NXT on the USA Network, according to Showbuzz Daily.
AEW ranked #5 in the Cable Top 150, while NXT ranked #16. AEW ranked #44 in viewership, while NXT ranked #56 in viewership.
Last week’s Dynamite episode drew 817,000 viewers and ranked #10 in the Cable Top 150, and #61 in viewership, so it was up 9.3% in total viewers. NXT was up 5% from last week’s episode, which drew 757,000 viewers and ranked #21 in the Cable Top 150, and #66 in viewership.
AEW drew a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic, topping the 0.25 rating that NXT drew in the same demo this week by 24%. Last week’s AEW show drew a 0.30 rating while the NXT episode drew a 0.24 in that demographic.
S.A.M.’s Spiel: It would seem that both shows have settled into a consistent audience when it comes to the ratings department. Both shows saw an increase this week and both had good shows as well. It also isn’t a bad showing by both shows considering the Democratic Debate was on last night. As usual, we don’t need to pick sides and can enjoy both shows without the need to say one is the superior show. We just need to be happy that we are getting great wrestling programs on Wednesday nights.