WWE’s ‘NXT’ Beats AEW’s ‘All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite’ in Key Demo Ratings for First Time Ever

USA Network show also tops TNT’s wrestling series in total viewers again

Last Updated: December 19, 2019 @ 3:15 PM

USA Network’s “NXT,” a weekly TV show featuring WWE’s minor-league brand, beat TNT’s “All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite” Wednesday in key demo ratings for the first time ever.

The NXT show also beat head-to-head competition All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in terms of total viewers again, a feat it first accomplished four weeks ago.

Here are last night’s Nielsen numbers:
“NXT”: 344,000 adults 18-49/ 795,000 total viewers
“AEW”: 319,000 adults 18-49 / 683,000 total viewers

We’ll save you some math, that’s an “NXT” advantage of 25,000 viewers aged 18-49, or about +8%. In total viewers, the gap was +112,000 people, or just over 16%.

“NXT,” which holds court at Florida’s Full Sail University, used to run for one hour each Wednesday night on streaming service WWE Network. The shows were pre-taped back then. Once All Elite Wrestling set a two-hour live, weekly series for the Turner cable channel, “NXT” jumped to USA Network, expanded its runtime to fit the same time slot, and went live.

On Wednesday’s “NXT,” Rhea Ripley defeated Shayna Baszler (pictured above) to become Women’s Champion. Adam Cole retained his own title against Finn Balor.

“Dynamite,” which goes on the road each week, took place at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas last night. The card included Chris Jericho vs. Jungle Boy, among other matches.

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