AEW Dynamite Ratings Remain Ahead Of WWE NXT Despite Becky Lynch Match

AEW Dynamite draws better ratings than WWE NXT this week

AEW Dynamite finished #1 on cable in the United States on Wednesday night, with the September 13 show averaging 888,000 viewers and around 402,000 in the key 18-49 demographic, according to Wrestlenomics. This was enough for a 0.31 rating, 

The September 13 episode was AEW's best total viewership since August 2. The show was up marginally from last week's Dynamite but it was down one percent in the key 18-49 demographic. 

According to reports, WWE were determined to have NXT beat AEW Dynamite in the key 18-49 demographic this week, which is why Becky Lynch was booked to challenge Tiffany Stratton for the NXT Women's Championship on September 12. NXT failed on this occasion, though, as the show averaged 850,000 viewers and a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The episode did draw NXT's best ratings for three years, however. 

In particular, NXT's eight-minute overrun for Lynch vs. Stratton averaged 1.061 million viewers and 403,000 in the 18-49 demo. AEW Dynamite, meanwhile, peaked for the opening quarter-hour that featured Jon Moxley vs. Big Bill. Dynamite averaged 982,000 viewers for the opening 15 minutes, including 421,000 in the 18-49 demo.

WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite previously went head-to-head between October 2019 and April 2021 on Wednesday nights until NXT moved to Tuesday nights. Dynamite would regularly draw higher ratings than NXT during this period.

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