Tuesday, August 4, 2020

AEW Dynamite Tops The Night In Viewership, NXT Declines (5/20)

Ratings are in

Viewership data is in for this week’s battle in the WWE NXT vs. AEW Dynamite Wednesday Night War.

AEW won the night in total viewers and in the key 18-49 demo. Here is the breakdown of the live and same-night DVR viewership, courtesy of ShowbuzzDaily:

WWE NXT Viewership

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NXT on the USA Network averaged 592,000 viewers, down from last week’s 604,000 In the 18-49 demo, they drew a 0.13 rating, down from 0.15 last week.

The episode featured the return of Tommaso Ciampa to do an in-ring segment with Karrion Kross, Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley, and two Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament matches – El Hijo del Fantasma vs. Akira Tozawa and Drake Maverick vs. KUSHIDA.

AEW Dynamite Viewership

AEW Dynamite on TNT was watched by 701,000 viewers, up from the 654,000 viewers last week. In the 18-49 demo, Dynamite pulled in a 0.26 rating, up from the 0.22 rating that the show did last week. 

AEW Dynamite featured bouts such as Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara, Jon Moxley vs. The Dark Order’s 10 in a non-title match, a face-to-face confrontation took place between Lance Archer’s manager Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Cody’s “head coach” Arn Anderson, MJF vs. Marko Stunt, and Nyla Rose and Britt Baker vs. Hikaru Shida and Kris Statlander.

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