Week 78 of the Wednesday Night time Battle noticed WWE NXT defeat AEW Dynamite in viewership, however not in rankings. That is the ultimate head-to-head battle for the 2 manufacturers as NXT is shifting to Tuesdays starting subsequent week. Wednesday’s new version of Dynamite drew 688,000 viewers on TNT, whereas the dwell “Takeover: Stand and Ship” Night time One version of NXT drew 768,000 viewers on the USA Community, in accordance with Nielsen through Showbuzz Day by day. It must be famous that Takeover additionally aired through the WWE Community on Peacock, providing no commercials. Viewership for Peacock shouldn’t be out there.
AEW ranked #5 within the Cable Prime 150, whereas NXT ranked #11. AEW ranked #61 in viewership, whereas NXT ranked #59 in viewership. Final week’s Dynamite present drew 700,000 viewers and ranked #7 on the Cable Prime 150, and #69 in viewership. Final week’s NXT go-home present drew 654,000 viewers and ranked #12 on the Cable Prime 150, and #70 in viewership. AEW drew a 0.28 ranking within the 18-49 demographic whereas NXT drew a 0.22 in the identical demo this week. Final week’s AEW present drew a 0.26 ranking whereas the NXT episode drew a 0.21 in that demographic.
NXT viewership topped AEW by 11.63% this week, whereas AEW’s 18-49 key demo ranking topped NXT by 27.27%.
Dynamite was down 1.7% in whole viewers this week, however up 7.7% within the 18-49 key demographic ranking. This was the second lowest Dynamite viewership of this 12 months, behind the January 6 present that went up towards information protection of the Capitol riot. It was tied with the March 17 present for the third lowest ranking in the important thing demo behind final week and the January 6 present. This week’s AEW viewership was down 0.6% from the identical week in 2020, whereas the important thing demo ranking was up 7.7% from the identical week in 2020.
NXT viewership was up 17.4% from final week, and up 4.8% within the 18-49 key demo ranking. This was one of the best NXT viewers for the 12 months, and one of the best 18-49 ranking. Once more, these numbers don’t embrace the viewership from the Peacock/WWE Community airing, which supplied no commercials to viewers. This week’s NXT viewership was up 10.8% from the identical week in 2020, whereas the important thing demo ranking was up 15.8% from the identical week in 2020.