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AEW Dynamite draws best demo rating of 2020 for Winter is Coming

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Last night's Winter is Coming special edition of AEW Dynamite averaged 913,000 viewers on TNT. The show featured a heavily promoted AEW World Championship match  with Kenny Omega winning the title from Jon Moxley in the main event. Winter is Coming also included the surprise AEW debut of Sting.

WWE NXT averaged 658,000 viewers on the USA Network last night. The episode was the go-home show for Sunday's NXT TakeOver: War Games event. 

Dynamite was up 28.6 percent in total viewers from last week. The show also did a 0.42 rating in the 18-49 demo, the best number Dynamite has done in that category since October 2019. The 18-49 number was up 61.5 percent from last week.

NXT was down 7.6 percent in total viewers and 20 percent in 18-49. 

The overall viewership for Dynamite was the highest on a night when NXT was also airing since March 18, the first show of the pandemic era that featured the AEW debuts of Matt Hardy and Brodie Lee. 

Combined Wednesday night wrestling viewership this week was 1.571 million, up 10.5 percent from last week and the highest since October 28, which was the night of NXT Halloween Havoc. The combined 18-49 demo rating of 0.58 beat Raw this week by 10 percent and Dynamite on its own came within 14 percent of tying the third hour of Raw in that demo. 

Year-over-year, Dynamite was up 7.3 percent in overall viewers and 31.3 percent in the 18-49 demo. NXT was down  44.8 percent in overall viewers and 22.1 percent in the demo.

Here's a look at the last 10 weeks of overall viewership and 18-49 demo ratings for both Dynamite and NXT: