AEW Dynamite and NXT ratings both up significantly this week

July 26, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Coming off the well-received and apparently commercially successful Double or Nothing pay-per-view, last night’s AEW Dynamite on TNT averaged 827,000 viewers, up 18 percent from last week. That’s the highest viewership total for the show since March 18, which was the first week of closed set episodes. 

In the 18-49 demo, Dynamite finished fourth on cable with a 0.32 rating, up 23.1 percent from last week. That was AEW’s best number in that category since March 25, and the fourth place finish was the highest for AEW since before the coronavirus pandemic began, with news shows now starting to get back to normal viewership after a couple months of dominating the ratings. 

On the USA Network, NXT was also up significantly. Last night’s NXT averaged 731,000 viewers, up 23.5 percent from last week. That’s the biggest audience for the show in over three months. In 18-49, NXT was up 46.2 percent, averaging a 0.19 rating, tying the show’s highest mark in the demo since March 25. NXT finished 24th on cable in that category after being outside the top 50 in most recent weeks. 

The combined audience of 1.558 million viewers for Dynamite and NXT was the highest since March 4, two weeks before the start of closed set shows. 

The postponement of the NASCAR event that was scheduled to air opposite both shows on FOX likely contributed to the rise in viewership, along with decreased viewing of the news networks as things slowly start to get back to normal.

AEW won every demo except for people over 50, doubling NXT in the 18-34 demo and almost tripling them in females 12-34. The best demo for Dynamite was men 18-49, where the show was second on cable with a 0.40 rating, compared to NXT’s 0.23.

Here’s a look at the last 10 weeks of viewership and key demo ratings for both shows: