How AEW Has Done in the Ratings Since ‘NXT’ Left Wednesdays – and CM Punk Joined

”…and NEW champion?“

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All Elite Wrestling, or AEW, burst on the professional wrestling scene in 2019. Immediately, the WWE alternative made its presence felt Wednesday nights on TNT. And in mid-April, “AEW: Dynamite” ran USA Network’s WWE show “NXT” off the same evenings. (“NXT,” which still essentially serves as WWE’s minor leagues, now airs on Tuesdays on USA.)

This season, before “NXT” blinked, “AEW: Dynamite” averaged 772,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen, with 395,000 of those coming from the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic. “NXT’s” shoulders were on the mat on Wedesdays, averaging 664,000 overall viewers, of which 218,000 came from the demo.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • • Twitter: @tonymaglio