Wednesday Night Wars Ratings & Viewership (5/6/2020)

AEW Dynamite Out-Draws NXT On USA In Viewership For 5/6 Edition Of “Wednesday Night Wars”

The numbers are in for this week’s Wednesday Night Wars.

The Wednesday, May 6th showdown between WWE NXT and AEW saw the latter out-draw the former, as AEW Dynamite drew 732,000 viewers, while NXT On USA finished with 663,000 viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily.

Week 31 of the Wednesday Night Wars saw AEW Dynamite enjoy a 5.6-percent increase in viewership compared to last week’s taped show, which drew 693,000 viewers, while NXT On USA saw a four-percent increase in viewership compared to to the 4/29 episode of the weekly WWE NXT show, which finished with 637,000 viewers.

AEW Dynamite ranked number 12 in the Cable Top 150 and number 66 in viewership for the 5/6 episode that aired on TNT in North America, while NXT on the USA Network came in at number 33 on the Cable Top 150, and number 68.

In terms of the target demographics breakdown, AEW Dynamite this week drew a 0.28 rating in the coveted 18-to-49 year-old demo, while NXT On USA finished with a 0.18 rating in the same demo.

By comparison, last week’s show on 4/29 saw AEW Dynamite draw an 0.27 rating, while NXT On USA drew a 0.16 rating in the same demo.

Topping the charts on Wednesday night was Real Housewives, as the 5/6 episode came in number one in the 18-49 demo on the Cable Top 150 list, with a 0.57 rating and 1.638 million viewers. Topping the viewership charts on cable TV on Wednesday was Hannity on FOX News, with 4.403 million viewers and a 0.35 rating in the key demo.

For network television, Survivor on CBS finished number one in viewership with an average of 7.575 million viewers, while The Masked Singer on FOX topped the charts in terms of the key demo numbers, drawing a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 category.

Featured below is the eWrestling.com Wednesday Night Wars Ratings Tracker, which documents the viewership breakdown between AEW Dynamite and NXT On USA for every episode dating back to the inaugural episode of AEW Dynamite on September 18, 2019.

Date
WWE NXT Viewership (18-49)
AEW Dynamite Viewership (18-49)
9/18/19
1,179,000 (0.43)
N/A
9/25/19
1,006,000 (0.32)
N/A
10/2/19
891,000 (0.32)
1,409,000 (0.68)
10/9/19
790,000 (0.22)
1,140,000 (0.46)1
10/16/19
712,000 (0.20)
1,014,000 (0.44)
10/23/19
698,000 (0.21)
963,000 (0.45)
10/30/19
580,000 (0.18)
759,000 (0.33)
11/6/19
813,000 (0.30)
822,000 (0.35)
11/13/19
750,000 (0.25)
957,000 (0.43)
11/20/19
916,000 (0.30)
893,000 (0.39)
11/27/19
810,000 (0.24)
663,000 (0.26)
12/4/19
845,000 (0.29)
851,000 (0.32)
12/11/19
778,000 (0.24)
778,000 (0.28)
12/18/19
795,000 (0.27)
683,000 (0.25)
12/25/19
831,000 (0.22)2
N/A2
1/1/20
548,000 (0.15)3
967,000 (0.36)
1/8/20
721,000 (0.19)
947,000 (0.36)
1/15/20
700,000 (0.21)
940,000 (0.38)
1/22/20
769,000 (0.24)
871,000 (0.35)4
1/29/20
712,000 (0.22)
828,000 (0.34)
2/5/20
770,000 (0.22)
928,000 (0.36)
2/12/20
757,000 (0.24)
817,000 (0.30)
2/19/20
794,000 (0.25)
893,000 (0.31)
2/26/20
717,000 (0.23)
865,000 (0.30)
3/4/20
718,000 (0.23)
906,000 (0.35)
3/11/20
697,000 (0.21)
766,000 (0.26)
3/18/20
532,000 (0.16)
932,000 (0.35)
3/25/20
669,000 (0.20)
819,000 (0.34)
4/1/20
590,000 (0.15)
685,000 (0.25)
4/8/20
693,000 (0.19)
692,000 (0.26)
4/15/20
692,000 (0.17)
683,000 (0.25)
4/22/20
665,000 (0.18)
731,000 (0.25)
4/29/20
637,000 (0.16)
693,000 (0.27)
5/6/20
663,000 (0.18)
732,000 (0.28)

1 – AEW Dynamite was simulcast on both TNT and TruTV.
2 – AEW Dynamite did not air this week; NXT airs a taped show.
3 – NXT show was a “Best of 2019” special.
4 – AEW Dynamite matches were pre-taped on Chris Jericho’s cruise.

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