Ratings for the Wednesday, August 5, 2020 addition of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT were released Thursday. According to a report by Showbuzz Daily, AEW finishing 5th overall for the night, WWE NXT finished 27th.
AEW drew 901,000 viewers way up from last week’s 773,000 viewers. They finished 6th last week and 5th for two weeks in a row prior. Dynamite was taped this week at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville Florida. The fact that it was taped and the card not as good as prior weeks, this is great news for AEW.
NXT drew 753,000 viewers up from last week’s 707,000 viewers. It finished 27th overall, up from last week’s 28th overall. The show featured Imperium vs. Undisputed ERA with Pat McAfee at the announce desk.
The total combined wrestling audience for both shows was up to 1.654 million viewers. It was at 1.480 million viewers last week. This is the highest in a while for both shows.
Based on the ratings, only one news program was in the top 5 shows. News accounted for only 6 shows in the top 15 this week, which is still way down from the usual 8 or 9. The NBA on ESPN took the top two spots.
Viewers 18-49 – AEW: 0.36/ NXT: 0.20
Female viewers 18-49 – AEW: 0.26
Male viewers 18-49 – AEW: 0.45
Viewers 18-34 – AEW: 0.29
Female viewers 12-34 – AEW: 0.21
Male viewers 12-34 – AEW: 0.28
Viewers 25-54 – AEW: 0.39
Viewers 50+ – AEW: 0.33
See all the TV rating history for 2020 with our Wednesday Night War: AEW vs. NXT TV Ratings Tracker.
August 6, 2020 at 6:31 pm
AEW is just a superior product. And AEW does not carry the stains of Raw and Smackdown like NXT does. Raw and Smackdown have both become so pathetic that the image/ perception of them flows to NXT which most people still relate to them being a developmental program for WWE. You can’t just put a show like that on tv and declare it to be equal to its big brothers. A TV time slot does not change what people have always thought of it. AEW has a mixture of young wrestlers and established veterans with old school drama. And with AEW you get a sporting production unlike sports entertainment. And in AEW you see wrestling unlike WWE where the vast majority of their programs feature people flapping their jaws. Absolutely no comparison. AEW is here to stay!
August 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm
Forgot to mention this: I recorded Raw once and took notice when i watched it. There was only about 50 minutes of wrestling in the three hour program. That is pathetic. Boring. And the ridiculous vignettes they air are horrible and leave no room for realism. Just a sad sorry shell of what they used to be. WWE is the Jerry Springer of pro wrestling.. How unfortunate. And thank God for AEW!