NXT tops AEW in total viewers, AEW wins among key demos again

Last Wednesday's cable ratings are in with the results of the Thanksgiving Eve editions of NXT and AEW Dynamite with a similar outcome to the week prior.

Last Wednesday’s cable ratings were released on Monday with both AEW and NXT taking a hit on Thanksgiving Eve while reflecting the same outcome as the week prior.

For the second straight week, NXT had more overall viewers while AEW won all but one of the key demos including the 18-49 category.

NXT averaged 810,000 viewers, which was down 12% from the week prior and did a 0.24 in the 18-49 demo. This was the episode following NXT TakeOver: War Games. There was also an eight-minute overrun for NXT with the show lasting 128 minutes.

AEW had a larger drop with overall viewers averaging 663,000 viewers on TNT and down 26%. In the 18-49 demo, they did a 0.26 and were tied for 13th on the night among cable programs.

The only demo where NXT defeated AEW was among adults over 50 where they had a commanding 0.40 to 0.25 win among that category.

NXT’s over 50 audience was the only demo that stayed even among the two shows from last week. Every other category was down for the shows.

The biggest losses for AEW were among males 18-49 and 12-34 with drops of 37% for each with adults 18-34 down 36%. The audience they retained most was adults over 50, which were down 14% from last week.

NXT saw their females 12-34 fall 42%, people 18-34 down 37%, and males 12-34 down 25%.

Below is the breakdown of all the categories with comparisons to last week’s figures:

PEOPLE 18-49
AEW: 0.26 (-33%)
NXT: 0.24 (-20%)

FEMALES 18-49
AEW: 0.19 (-27%)
NXT: 0.17 (-23%)

MALES 18-49
AEW: 0.33 (-37%)
NXT: 0.31 (-20.5%)

PEOPLE 18-34
AEW: 0.16 (-36%)
NXT: 0.12 (-37%)

FEMALES 12-34
AEW: 0.10 (-33%)
NXT: 0.07 (-42%)

MALES 12-34
AEW: 0.17 (-37%)
NXT: 0.15 (-25%)

PEOPLE 25-54
AEW: 0.28 (-33%)
NXT: 0.27 (-23%)

PEOPLE 50+
AEW: 0.25 (-14%)
NXT: 0.40 (Even)

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