AEW Dynamite Beats the Post-Takeover Edition of WWE NXT

AEW Dynamite Beats the Post-Takeover Edition of WWE NXT

Week 20 of the Wednesday Night War saw AEW Dynamite top WWE NXT once again.

Wednesday’s Dynamite episode drew 893,000 viewers on TNT, while the post-Takeover edition of NXT drew 794,000 viewers on the USA Network, according to Showbuzz Daily.

AEW ranked #5 in the Cable Top 150, while NXT ranked #16. AEW ranked #44 in viewership, while NXT ranked #56 in viewership.

Last week’s Dynamite episode drew 817,000 viewers and ranked #10 in the Cable Top 150, and #61 in viewership. Last week’s NXT episode drew 757,000 viewers and ranked #21 in the Cable Top 150, and #66 in viewership.

AEW drew a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic while NXT drew a 0.25 in the same demo this week. Last week’s AEW show drew a 0.30 rating while the NXT episode drew a 0.24 in that demographic

This week’s Dynamite episode featured the first-ever Steel Cage match for the company, with Cody Rhodes defeating Wardlow in the main event, plus a Tag Team Battle Royal and AEW World Tag Team Champions Kenny Omega & Hangman Page retaining over The Lucha Bros. This week’s NXT show featured fallout from Sunday’s “Takeover: Portland” event with The Velveteen Dream defeating Roderick Strong in the main event.

The Democratic Debte on MSNBC topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 with a 1.22 rating. The debate also topped the night on cable in viewership with 7.614 million viewers. Debate coverage on MSNBC and FOX News also did well on Wednesday night.

The final network TV numbers for Wednesday night are not available as of this writing but NBC coverage of the Democratic Debate topped the night with more than 20 million viewers from 9-11pm. ABC’s Survivor and FOX’s The Masked Singer both drew more than 7 million viewers at 8pm, while CBS had the usual strong showings from Criminal Minds and Chicago Med.

Below is our 2020 NXT Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 548,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 8 Episode: 721,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 15 Episode: 700,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 22 Episode: 769,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 29 Episode: 712,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Worlds Collide/Royal Rumble episode)
February 5 Episode: 770,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 12 Episode: 757,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 19 Episode: 794,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
February 26 Episode:

2019 Total: 10.209 million viewers over 13 episodes
2019 Average: 785,307 viewers per episode

Below is our 2020 AEW Dynamite Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 967,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 8 Episode: 947,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 15 Episode: 940,000 viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Bash at the Beach episode)
January 22 Episode: 871,000 viewers with a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 29 Episode: 828,000 viewers with a 0.34 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 5 Episode: 928,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 12 Episode: 817,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 19 Episode: 893,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 26 Episode:

2019 Total: 10.840 million viewers over 12 episodes
2019 Average: 903,333 viewers per episode

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