Wednesday Ratings: Both shows up, NXT nearly in line with pre-pandemic average, AEW finishes in top ten in key demo, more key metrics

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor


AEW Dynamite and NXT on USA were both up last night, and NXT actually drew a viewership 43,000 higher than their Jan. 1 to March 18 pre-COVID-90 fan-free era. NXT drew 746,000 viewers, up from 673,000 last week, perhaps buoyed by the Sasha Banks & Bayley tag team title defense.

AEW Dynamite drew 772,000 viewers, up 45,o00 from last week and the second-best viewership since March 25.

AEW’s pre-pandemic era viewership average this year was 889,000. Since then, the average viewership has averaged 724,000, a drop of 18.5 percent.

NXT’s pre-pandemic era viewership was 704,000. Since then, the average is 668,000, a drop of just 5 percent.

In the 18-49 demo, targeted by advertisers, AEW drew a 0.28 rating, good for a no. 8 overall finish among all cable shows on Wednesday night. NXT in the same demo drew a solid 0.20, finishing at no. 25 among all cable shows.

AEW continued its commanding lead among the younger adult male demo, drawing a 0.17, nearly double NXT’s 0.09.

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