AEW and NXT both tumble in TV ratings

October 24, 2019

The Wednesday night professional wrestling wars continued although both shows experienced a decrease in viewership which might be attributed to the return of the NBA and Game 2 of the World Series on Fox.

AEW on TNT drew an overall viewership of 963,000, its first time under 1 million viewers.  On The USA Network, NXT drew 698,000 viewers which is a decrease from the 712,000 viewers the previous week.

Lee South/AEW

AEW Overall HH A18-49 A18-49 # M18-49 P25-54 P50+
Week 1 1,409,000 0.74 0.68 878,000 0.92 0.74 0.34
Week 2 1,018,000 0.60 0.60 594,000 0.66 0.52 0.30
Week 3 1,014,000 0.44 0.63 574,000 0.65 0.50 0.33
Week 4 963,000 0.45 0.45   0.62 0.46 0.25
               

 

NXT Overall A18-49 M18-49 P25-54 P50+
Week 1 1,179,000 0.43 0.56 0.48 0.47
Week 2 1,006,000 0.32 0.40 0.37 0.48
Week 3 891,000 0.32 0.41 0.36 0.36
Week 4 790,000 0.22 0.29 0.27 0.40
Week 5 712,000 0.20 0.27 0.24 0.35
Week 6 698,000 0.21 0.23 0.26 0.33
           

 

*Data from Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily

Payout Perspective:

 AEW was still in the Top 5 of the cable ratings on Wednesday night.  The two NBA games on ESPN drew 1.698M (Bos-Phil) and 1.345M (Den-Por) respectively followed by American Horror Story on FX (1.350M) and then AEW.  NXT fell farther down drawing just 698,000.  The World Series on Fox drew 11.78M viewers which likely added to the competition on Wednesday night.  It will be interesting to see which of these shows will pull itself out of this tailspin in ratings.

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