NXT has beaten AEW Dynamite in the US market for the head to head TV ratings for the first time in eight weeks on 20 November 2019 episode.
AEW Dynamite and NXT air in the same time slot of 8 PM ET to 10 PM ET on Wednesdays. Since 2nd October 2019, the first time when these shows aired parallel, this week was the first time that NXT garnered more viewers against AEW’s weekly show. This week’s NXT drew 916,000 viewers on the USA Network while AEW Dynamite on TNT drew 893,000 viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily.
This week’s episode of NXT was the go-home edition for both NXT TakeOver WarGames and WWE Survivor Series 2019. The show featured “invasion” from many RAW and SmackDown superstars like Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, the Revival, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, and others. Even though NXT topped Dynamite by a slender margin of just 2.6%, it is indeed big news for the budding brand.
Also, this is the best NXT viewership since the two-hour USA premiere on 2nd October. The first two episodes for NXT on USA network, only first hour aired on cable, and the said episodes drew 1.179 million viewers and 1.006 million viewers respectively.
However, AEW still topped NXT in the 18-49 demo and was ranked #8 in the Cable Top 150 with 0.39 ratings. NXT was at #14 in the same demo with 0.30 ratings. AEW ranked #36 in overall viewership, while NXT was just one rank above it at #35.
Last week’s AEW Dynamite episode drew 957,000 viewers and ranked #5 in the Cable Top 150, and #37 in viewership. AEW Dynamite has seen a drop of 6.7% in the week to week ratings. Last week’s NXT episode drew 750,000 viewers and ranked #22 in the Cable Top 150, and #41 in viewership. NXT has gained a whopping 22% viewers in comparison to last week.
The Democratic Debate on MSNBC topped the night in the 18-49 demographics at #1 with a 1.08 rating, also topping the night in viewership with 6.604 million viewers. Chicago Med on NBC at 8 PM topped the night in viewership on network TV with 8.433 million viewers. The Masked Singer on FOX topped the 18-34 demographic with a 1.2 rating.