AEW Dynamite averaged 934,000 viewers during its two-hour broadcast on TNT, while NXT’s two-hour show on USA Network averaged 692,000 viewers.
The show kicked off with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal teaming up with Jade Cargill to beat Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet in a mixed tag match. The show hit a 0.33 rating (slightly down from last week’s 0.35) with a viewership of 934,000 — the biggest the TNT show has had since the Dec. 30 episode.
AEW also featured the debut of Paul Wight, who teased yet another arrival of a major “Hall of Fame-worthy” star in the world of wrestling.
Meanwhile, WWE NXT, which placed No. 19 in the Cable Top 150, garnered 692,000 viewers, down 5.7% from its 2021 high of 734,000 viewers last week. This could be one of the last weeks that Dynamite and NXT run head-to-head, as the latter is reportedly moving to Tuesdays next month.
WWE NXT vs. AEW Dynamite Ratings: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
- AEW Dynamite Total Viewership—934,000
- AEW Dynamite Rating in 18-49 Demo—.33
- WWE NXT Total Viewership—692,000
- WWE NXT Rating in 18-49 Demo—.20