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Dynamite beats NXT in ratings with very thin margin

This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite was able to beat the competing episode of NXT but with a very thin margin and less than 10,000 viewers.

The episode of Dynamite which was the go-home show for the Full Gear PPV and featured the final hype for the show drew a total of 822,000 viewers.

On the other hand, the NXT episode, featuring the invasion from OC and a big 6 men tag team match with AJ Styles and the other stars drew a total of 813,000 viewers.

While both the shows saw an increase in their audience after big decline in the viewership last week due to heavy competition, NXT gained a much larger audience compared to Dynamite.

The episode of Dynamite saw a 4.2% increase from last week’s 789,000 viewers compared to the 40% increase in the audience for NXT from last week’s 580,000 viewers.


  • Luke

    This isn’t even a war.

    I’m sorry, it just isn’t. AEW’s only weekly television show, i.e. their flagship show, is drawing under a million viewers and still celebrating. If Raw draws in under two million viewers, it’s viewed as a major cause for concern.

    AEW are just about beating WWE’s C-show, and the margin is shrinking all the time. Meanwhile there’s two other shows in Smackdown and Raw that regularly draw more than double the viewers Dynamite does.

    AEW will not be around in five years if they continue to only cater to people who already know about them. That’s a lousy growth strategy. Smarks might get off on a guy wrestling with his hands in his pockets and Moxley bleeding like a stuffed pig but the casual and family viewers- i.e. the ones who spend the most money- aren’t going to care.

  • Keith Learmonth

    That’s only half of the puzzle, though. AEW also needs to… you know, maybe draw at least a million viewers regularly?

  • Michael Justin Arnold

    Once this cross promotional “war” ends at Survivor Series NXT ratings will go back down again

  • Keith Learmonth

    Sadly, it seems like now that the “It’s new and shiny!” appeal has rubbed off AEW, they’re going to have to actually really work and present something big to draw viewers.

  • Sparti Love

    This is a war