WEDNESDAY NIGHT RATINGS: AEW beats NXT, Dynamite makes major gain

Posted on 11/20/120 by Bob Magee

Despite competition in the form of the NBA Draft on ESPN,
AEW Dynamite averaged 850,000 viewers last night on TNT, its
highest number since September. WWE NXT was up slightly from
last week but trailed Dynamite distantly, averaging 638,000
viewers. That was NXT's best number since Halloween Havoc.

The gap of 212,000 viewers was the biggest between the two
shows since July 22.

Dynamite finished seventh in the cable TV charts which
measure the 18-49 demo. The show averaged a 0.37 rating.
That's tied for the second highest total in that category
for Dynamite in 2020, just trailing the January 15 episode
of the show. Dynamite was up 23.3 percent from last week in
the 18-49 demo and the overall viewership was up 11.3
percent.NXT failed to chart in the top 50, finishing 56th in the 18-
49 demo with a 0.14 rating, down 12.5 percent from last
week. The overall viewership for NXT was up 0.9 percent. The
18-49 number was the second lowest NXT has ever done on USA,
only beating the May 20 episode that did a 0.13.

The combined audience of 1.488 million viewers for Dynamite
and NXT was up 6.6 percent from last week and was the
highest so far in November. The combined 18-49 number of
0.51 matched the three-hour average of Monday Night Raw this

Other individual demo numbers for NXT are not available due
to it failing to chart in the top 50. Dynamite's strongest
category was men 18-49. Dynamite did a 0.46 in that
category, trailing only NBA Draft related shows on ESPN.

Year-over-year, Dynamite was down 4.8 percent in total
viewers and 5.1 percent in 18-49. NXT was down 30.4 percent
in total viewers and 53.3 percent in the demo. NXT was
featuring wrestlers from Raw and SmackDown in the buildup to
Survivor Series last year, which explains why those numbers
are down so much.

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