AEW Dynamite total viewership increases against strong competition from news coverage

The live viewership numbers for both AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT are in.

AEW was up while NXT was down in total viewers. It was AEW that took the win this week in viewership and won the key demo. Last week’s numbers were heavily impacted by the news coverage following pro-Trump supporters invading the US Capitol.

This week, the top 12 shows on cable were all news related so that did play a factor in the numbers for AEW and NXT for a second straight week. NXT did its lowest total audience since March 2020.

Dynamite drew 762,000 live viewers and NXT drew 551,000 live viewers. Last week, AEW drew 662,000 while NXT drew 641,000.

AEW ranked #31 in the top 150 shows on cable while NXT was #70. As is the case in most weeks, AEW won the 18-49 demographic. Here is the demographic breakdown although since NXT didn’t crack the top 50 shows on cable, there’s no additional information on their demographics.

Viewers 18-49 – AEW: 0.30 / NXT: 0.14
Female viewers 18-49 – AEW: 0.19 / NXT: N/A
Male viewers 18-49 – AEW: 0.41 / NXT: N/A
Viewers 18-34 – AEW: 0.15 / NXT: N/A
Female viewers 12-34 – AEW: 0.08 / NXT: N/A
Male viewers 12-34 – AEW: 0.18 / NXT: N/A
Viewers 25-54 – AEW: 0.37 / NXT: N/A
Viewers 50+ – AEW: 0.26 / NXT: N/A