Election coverage dominates cable, AEW maintains 0.30 demo rating

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/11/05/election-coverage-dominates-cable-aew-maintains-0-30-demo-rating/

With coverage of the U.S. Election dominating network and cable viewership, AEW and NXT both fell out of the top fifty cable programs.

Given how significant the coverage of the election was, it was especially noteworthy that AEW did as well as it did finishing with 717,000 viewers and a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic. To compare, last week Dynamite averaged 781,000 viewers and a 0.32 in the demo.

NXT dropped to 610,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demo. The demo ratings tied NXT’s lowest mark in that category since moving to the USA Network in September 2019. This was a sizable drop (for obvious reasons) from last week’s Halloween Havoc special that averaged 876,000 viewers and a 0.25 demo rating.

AEW finished 56th for the night on cable and NXT was 68th. Because both fell outside the top fifty cable programs we don’t have additional data for the key demographics this week from Showbuzz Daily.

Of the non-news programs, AEW finished #2 behind Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo.

In Canada, AEW Dynamite was the #2 sports program for the night with 73,800 viewers on TSN2.

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