Viewership figures for All Elite Wrestling and NXT were consistent with their performances from last week with another solid victory on the AEW side topping 900,000 viewers for the third consecutive week.
Wednesday’s edition of AEW Dynamite averaged 940,000 viewers on the TNT for the ‘Bash at the Beach’ themed show from Coral Gables, Florida. It was nearly flat with last week’s viewership average of 947,000.
Conversely, NXT averaged 700,000 viewers on the USA Network, a minor drop from the 720,000 they attracted last week for an episode headlined by a women’s battle royal to set up Rhea Ripley’s next challenger at TakeOver: Portland next month.
AEW won all the key demos except for adults over 50, which NXT narrowly won by a margin of 0.35 to 0.34. That demographic has always been NXT’s domain since the two shows launched last year.
In the key 18-49 demo, it was AEW posting a 0.38 to NXT’s 0.21. Both programs saw an increase in that category from the week prior compared to 0.36 and 0.19 respectively.
AEW saw increases in every demo from last week excluding adults over 50 that dropped from 0.36 to 0.34.
Next week will be an interesting experiment as AEW will air its first tape-delayed edition of Dynamite with matches from the Chris Jericho Rock ‘N’ Rager at Sea, which will be taped the day prior and presumably, there will be spoilers out there. They have announced Chris Jericho, Santana & Ortiz vs. Jurassic Express, and an AEW tag title match with Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky defending against Kenny Omega & Hangman Page.
NXT will have their usual live show next Wednesday from Full Sail University featuring Roderick Strong vs. Keith Lee for the North American title and the continuation of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Here is a breakdown of this week’s demos (a full breakdown of NXT’s demos were not available last week, so we only have fluctuations listed for AEW this week):
AEW: 0.38 (+5.5%)
AEW: 0.26 (+13%)
AEW: 0.51 (+4%)
AEW: 0.24 (+9%)
AEW: 0.18 (+12.5%)
AEW: 0.26 (+13%)
AEW: 0.42 (+2%)
AEW: 0.34 (-5.5%)