Wednesday Night Wars Ratings (8/5): Biggest Combined Total Viewership In Months

WWE AEW |By Matt Boone |Fri, August 7, 2020 - 10:37AM EDT
WWE NXT & AEW Dynamite Ratings

Nielsen has released overnight figures for Wednesday's cable and broadcast shows and in terms of wrestling, the news was good for both WWE and AEW. Dynamite rose all the way up to 901,000 viewers, a nearly 17% increase week-over-week while NXT was up to 753,000 for a more modest 7% increase from last week. The combined audience of 1.654 million is the highest on Wednesday since before the pandemic was declared. In the 18-49 demographic, Dynamite finished 5th overall with a 0.36 rating - its best figure since February while NXT posted its third straight week of gains, finishing with a 0.20 rating for 27th spot.

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)
5/13/20
604,000 (0.15)
654,000 (0.23)
5/20/20
592,000 (0.13)
701,000 (0.26)
5/27/20
731,000 (0.19)
827,000 (0.32)
6/3/20
715,000 (0.20)
730,000 (0.29)
6/10/20
673,000 (0.16)
677,000 (0.23)
6/17/20
746,000 (0.20)
772,000 (0.28)
6/24/20
786,000 (0.19)
636,000 (0.22)
7/1/20
792,000 (0.22)5
748,000 (0.29)5
7/8/20
759,000 (0.20)6
715,000 (0.28)6
7/15/20
631,000 (0.14)
788,000 (0.29)7
7/22/20
615,000 (0.17)
845,000 (0.32)
7/29/20
707,000 (0.18)
773,000 (0.30)
8/5/20
753,000 (0.20)
901,000 (0.36)

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.
5 - NXT Great American Bash (Night One) & AEW Fyter Fest (Night One)
6 - NXT Great American Bash (Night Two) & AEW Fyter Fest (Night Two)
7 - AEW presented "Fight for the Fallen"