NXT Beats AEW’s ‘Dynamite’ in Tuesday Night Ratings

Yesterday’s special edition of AEW Dynamite on Tuesday attracted 609,000 viewers, marking a significant decline compared to the previous week’s episode, which pulled in 800,000 viewers.

In contrast, WWE NXT saw an increase in its viewership, garnering 921,000 viewers, up from the 857,000 viewers from the preceding week.

For viewers in the 18 to 49 demographics, Dynamite recorded a 0.26 rating, down from the 0.28 rating it achieved the previous Wednesday. On the other hand, WWE NXT registered a 0.30 rating in the same key demographic, showing an improvement from the 0.22 rating of the previous week.

The two shows do not typically air against each other as NXT airs on Tuesdays on USA Network, while AEW Dynamite airs on Wednesdays on TBS.  This marked the first head-to-head encounter between these two shows since October 2022.

Both companies went to great lengths to attract viewers. AEW introduced what they dubbed “Title Tuesday,” featuring several AEW titles on the line throughout the program. Adam Copeland also made his AEW in-ring debut against Luchasaurus, and Saraya lost the AEW women’s championship to Hikaru Shida.

Not to be outdone, WWE showcased numerous main roster stars, including John Cena, Cody Rhodes, Asuka, Rhea Ripley, and LA Knight on NXT. Even The Undertaker, who retired in 2020, made a surprise appearance to chokeslam NXT star Bron Breakker. Additionally, both companies provided at least 30 minutes of ad-free programming to kick off the evening.

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