The ratings for this week’s Wednesday Night War are in and its good news for All Elite Wrestling.
NXT came close to beating AEW last week but AEW Dynamite opened the gap again this week with 957,000 viewers. That is up 16 percent from last week’s number and indicates that there was an interest in the product from fans who wanted to see the fallout from the Full Gear pay-per-view.
This week’s NXT on USA drew 750,000 viewers. That is an eight percent from last week’s show, which featured main roster stars AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
As is usually the case every week, AEW beat out NXT in every demographic except for viewers over 50 but AEW is drawing in the coveted young viewers and they drew a strong 0.55 rating among males 18-49.
This week’s AEW Dynamite was headlined by Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara challenging SCU for the AEW Tag Team Titles. There was also a hot segment featuring Jericho, MJF, Cody Rhodes and the debuting Wardlow. This week’s NXT was headlined by a ladder match between Mia Yim and Io Shirai. There were main roster invasion teases throughout the show because they showed several of the women laid out backstage. Bayley showed up at the end of the show to attack NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler.
WWE will have their main roster back in the United States by next week so they could decided to load up the show with some Raw and SmackDown stars to boost the rating.