Monday, April 19, 2021

AEW Beats NXT in Ratings with Christian Cage’s Dynamite Debut

AEW Dynamite averaged 700,000 viewers during its two-hour broadcast on TNT, while NXT garnered 654,000 viewers during its two-hour show on USA Network in their second-to-last head-to-head battle of the Wednesday night wrestling wars.

Dynamite’s viewership dropped for the second week in a row. Wednesday night’s TNT broadcast averaged 700,000 viewers. That’s a decrease from last week’s 757,000 viewers.

The main event of Dynamite was an Arcade Anarchy match pitting Orange Cassidy and Chuck Taylor against Miro and Kip Sabian. The show also featured Christian Cage beating Frankie Kazarian in his in-ring debut for the company in addition to Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers beating Rey Fenix, Penta and Laredo Kid in a six-man tag team match.

NXT viewership also decreased this week, with an average of 654,000 viewers, which is slightly down from last week’s audience of 678,000 viewers. NXT was headlined by an 11-man battle royal with the top six finishers moving on to a gauntlet match at Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver next week.

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