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AEW Dynamite gets big ratings win this week with NXT back live

Following the holiday season, the Wednesday Night Wars were back to their normal schedule last night -- and AEW was the clear ratings winner by a big margin.

This week's Dynamite averaged 947,000 viewers, down two percent from last week. The rating in the important 18-49 demo was a 0.36, good for sixth on the night on cable and matching last week's number in that category.

Dynamite did particularly strong with men in that age range, averaging a 0.49 rating.

NXT failed to finish in the top 50 for the night in the 18-49 demo for the second week in a row. After positive momentum since NXT's showing at Survivor Series, the show's ratings have fallen the last two weeks, perhaps meaning that airing what were essentially studio shows on Christmas and New Year's Day killed the brand's ratings momentum.

NXT was up 32 percent in total viewers from last week's year in review episode, averaging 721,000 viewers. That was still the show's second lowest number since October 30.

In the 18-49 demo, NXT finished 55th for the night on cable with a 0.19 rating, up 27 percent from last week. The show had gotten as high as 0.3 in that demo during the Survivor Series build, so that's a huge drop.

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