Empty arena shows cause viewership decline for AEW & NXT

Viewership for both AEW and NXT was hit hard on Wednesday continuing the trend displayed by Raw and SmackDown of declines among the empty arena shows.

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Viewership for both AEW and NXT was hit hard on Wednesday continuing the trend displayed by Raw and SmackDown of declines among the empty arena shows.

AEW averaged 685,000 viewers on TNT for their show from an ‘undisclosed location’, believed to be the One Fall Power Factory in Norcross, Georgia.

Dynamite was down 16% from last week and would be AEW’s lowest number of 2020 and third-lowest since the show’s launch in October. In the 18-49 demo, AEW did a 0.25, which was down 26% and was 37th for the night among cable programming.

NXT averaged 590,000 viewers on the USA Network and down 12% from last week. The show was 74th for the night on cable with a 0.15 in the 18-49 demographic.

AEW was down in most of their key demos except for adults over 50 and women 12-34, which were both even with last week’s ratings.

NXT has another taped show next week that includes the Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa match and the six-way women’s ladder match. AEW has advertised the start of their TNT Championship tournament with Cody taking Shawn Spears.

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