The Wednesday Night Wars continue to be tilted in AEW’s favor, although this week’s battle proved to be one of the closest in recent memory.
As reported by Showbuzz Daily, AEW Dynamite came out on top this week, with a total of 677,000 viewers — down 53,000 viewers from last week. In the 18-49 key demographic, AEW’s ratings continued to slide, down to a .23 from last week’s .29 (and .32 two weeks ago). This week’s Dynamite featured Orange Cassidy being beaten with a bag of his namesake, as well as Jon Moxley doing his best Adam Cole impersonation with a car windshield. The show was the 14th highest rated cable show on Wednesday.
Coming off TakeOver: In Your House, complete with a main event title change, this week’s episode of NXT still lost against Dynamite, however the margin was razor thin — the yellow ropes scored 673,000 viewers this week, down from 715,000 last week, putting the two shows within 4,000 viewers of each other. NXT’s 18-49 demo number was .19, down .01 from last week and equal to two weeks ago. This week’s NXT featured a dramatic unmasking of the (interim) cruiserweight champion, Robert Stone being thrown into a trash can and William Regal live via Zoom. NXT was the 39th most-watched show on cable Wednesday night.