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AEW Dynamite ratings down against NBA playoffs, tops WWE NXT

After a week with no competition from the NBA or NHL playoffs, both sports were back last night and seemed to affect AEW Dynamite more than WWE NXT.

This week's Dynamite averaged 835,000 viewers on TNT, down 5.8 percent from last week. NXT was up one percent from last week, averaging 696,000 viewers on the USA Network.

The total combined audience of 1.531 million viewers was only down three percent from last week despite the NBA doing an audience of nearly 4.5 million viewers. News programming was also up from normal levels with Fox News averaging five million viewers in the two hours opposite Dynamite and NXT. 

Dynamite averaged a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demo, down 5.9 percent from last week. It's the lowest number the show has done since August 27, when Dynamite aired on Thursday. It matched the lowest the show has done on a Wednesday since July 29. Dynamite ranked ninth overall on cable in the demo. 

NXT finished 38th in the 18-49 demo, averaging the same 0.18 rating it did last week. 

As usual, AEW won every demo except people over 50, where NXT had an advantage of 0.37 to 0.32. The other categories were as follows:

Women 18-49:

  • Dynamite -- 0.23
  • NXT -- 0.14

Men 18-49:

  • Dynamite -- 0.40
  • NXT -- 0.21

People 18-34:

  • Dynamite -- 0.20
  • NXT -- 0.10

Females 12-34:

  • Dynamite -- 0.16
  • NXT -- 0.08

Males 12-34:

  • Dynamite -- 0.18
  • NXT -- 0.14

People 25-54:

  • Dynamite -- 0.38
  • NXT -- 0.22

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