Game 7 of the World Series leads to AEW & NXT declines

With AEW and NXT going against Game 7 of the World Series, both shows were hit hard on Wednesday.

With AEW and NXT going against Game 7 of the World Series, both shows were hit hard on Wednesday.

The final game between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros drew 23,013,000 viewers on Fox including a 34 share among men 18-34 and 25 share with adults 50+.

AEW’s was down to 759,000 viewers on TNT representing a drop of 21% and NXT averaging 580,000 viewers on the USA Network, which was down 17%.

In many ways, this is a week to discount for both programs as it was an anomaly to be facing such major competition and next week’s numbers are much more indicative of where each is trending.

AEW managed to rank sixth among all cable programs with people 18-49 as they did a 0.33, which was down 27% and NXT posting a 0.18 in the demo down 14%.

Where AEW got slaughtered was among younger viewers as people 18-34 were down 51%, females 12-34 were down 65%, and males 12-34 were down 44%. The audience AEW has struggled with most, adults 50+, was unchanged from the week prior with a 0.25 both weeks.

NXT topped AEW among females 12-34 and adults 50+. They saw fewer erratic drops among the key demos with the largest being females 18-49 that dropped 31.5%. They also displayed gains among males 12-34 that were up 27% and people 18-49 that increased 15%.

Below is a breakdown among the key demographics:

P 18-49

AEW: 0.33 (-27%)
NXT: 0.18 (-14%)

F 18-49
AEW: 0.19 (-32%)
NXT: 0.13 (-31.5%)

M 18-49
AEW: 0.48 (-22.5%)
NXT: 0.23 (Even)

P 18-34
AEW: 0.19 (-51%)
NXT: 0.15 (+15%)

F 12-34
AEW: 0.07 (-65%)
NXT: 0.10 (-17%)

M 12-34
AEW: 0.24 (-44%)
NXT: 0.14 (+27%)

P 25-54
AEW: 0.38 (-17%)
NXT: 0.22 (-15%)

P 50+
AEW: 0.25 (Even)
NXT: 0.29 (-12%)

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