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AEW Dynamite and NXT ratings hit hard as closed set shows continue

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AEW Dynamite averaged 685,000 viewers Wednesday night on TNT, down 16.4 percent from last week: the third-lowest viewership total the show has ever done. 

Meanwhile, NXT averaged 590,000 viewers on USA Network, down 11.8 percent. It was the fourth-lowest total for the show since moving to USA Network.

The total combined audience of 1.275 million viewers is the lowest to watch on Wednesday since the Wednesday Night War began. The previous low was 1.339 million when both shows went against game seven of the 2019 World Series on October 30.

Looking at the key 18-49 demo, AEW averaged a 0.25 rating last night, down 26.5 percent. That tied the December 18 episode for the lowest Dynamite has done in that demo. With news programming dominating the ratings, Dynamite ranked 37th on cable in that category Wednesday night.

For the third straight week, NXT failed to crack the top 50 in the 18-49 rankings, finishing at 74th with a 0.15 rating. That's down 25 percent from last week and matched January 1 for the lowest number the show has done in the demo. 

Factoring out the news programming, AEW would have finished eighth on the night. That's still lower than Dynamite usually does, but is further proof of how much people were watching the news channels on Wednesday. 

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