NXT closes gap with AEW in viewership with a return to in-ring action and Triple H advertised

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

NXT Photo credit Scott Lunn (@ScottLunn)

In this episode of Wrestling Night in America, PWTorch columnist Greg Parks breaks down both nights of WrestleMania with callers and emailers. Topics include the quality of the Firefly Funhouse match, the decision to put Charlotte over Rhea Ripley, the potential of wrestlers getting more creative freedom in the current environment, and more.
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Last night’s NXT on USA program drew 669,000 viewers, up from 542,000 last week. Meanwhile, AEW Dynamite on TNT drew 819,000, down from 932,000 last week. NXT returned to a format with in-ring matches, plus advertised Triple H appearing. AEW built its advertising primarily around a Chris Jericho-Matt Hardy face-to-face. The gap between the two shows was merely 150,000 after the AEW lead expanded to 390,000 last week.

The top 14 shows on cable on Wednesday night in the 18-49 target demo were all news programs. AEW finished no. 23. NXT didn’t make the top 50.

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