By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite television show produced 822,000 viewers for Wednesday’s episode on TNT, according to Showbuzzdaily.com. The viewership count was up from the 759,000 viewers who watched last week’s episode.
Powell’s POV: Last week’s show aired opposite the seventh game of the World Series. The viewership count two week ago was 963,000, so AEW is down from that mark. AEW finished eighth in the cable ratings in the 18-49 demographic. AEW won the weekly battle over NXT by just 9,000 viewers.
I am a fan of Professional WRESTLING .. period ! All this BS of pitting one against the other is getting VERY pety and tiresome . Be it ROH , IMPACT , NJPW, WWE, NWA , AEW or any other organization , i wish them the best , but as the bottom line goes , money IS the bottom line … not all wrestlers though ! Names like RVD or James Storm are true to their beliefs .MANY on the WWE payroll are happy with the paycheck but many want the TV time . Wrestling ” writers ” should just cover the action .. not add distractions and drama !
Gotta give McMahon credit, he’s split the potential AEW viewership with NXT.
NXT gained back 233K viewers from last week. AEW only gained back 30K viewers from last week. The NXT invasion on Smackdown helped. With AEW, something is not clicking for the viewers that left after the series premier back in October.
Now 3 weeks in a row under 1 million viewers for AEW. Next week will be interesting coming off the Full Gear PPV.
Good for NXT. After taking a beating for the past 5 weeks. They finally rebounded.
No, NXT did not win…but NXT is getting close. They are chipping away at AEW every week now.
I’ll be interested to see how many people are willing to shell out another $50 for a PPV from a company whose previous PPV attempts have been good, but not great, and featured some horrendous crap like their battle royals and The Librarians.