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AEW and NXT ratings down against coronavirus news coverage

On a night where most of the viewing audience was concerned with a lot other than professional wrestling, both Wednesday night shows took a ratings hit.

AEW Dynamite averaged 766,000 viewers on TNT, down 15 percent from last week. In the 18-49 demo, the show was down over 25 percent, averaging just a 0.26 rating. That's AEW's second lowest number ever in that category, nearly matching the 0.25 the show did on December 18.

NXT was down just 2.9 percent, averaging 697,000 viewers. In 18-49, the show averaged a 0.21 rating, down 8.7 percent from last week. That's NXT's lowest number in that category since January 15.

Dynamite ranked 25th on cable in 18-49, while NXT was 42nd. Both were well lower than usual and the shows were obviously hit hardest in the 18-49 demo. News shows were way up and Donald Trump's presidential address to the nation aired directly opposite both AEW and NXT.

AEW won every demo, except for people over 50, where NXT squeaked out a small win with a 0.34 rating to Dynamite's 0.33. AEW's biggest demo was men 18-49, where they averaged a 0.35 rating to NXT's 0.26.

Here's a look at the last 10 weeks of ratings and viewership totals for both Dynamite and NXT: