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AEW & NXT ratings hold up well against World Series, NBA

Against competition from both the World Series and NBA, AEW viewership dropped for the third straight week, averaging 963,000 viewers last night.

That's down five percent from last week and is the first time Dynamite has fallen below a million viewers. In the key 18-49 demo, Dynamite averaged a 0.45, which was actually up two percent and good for fourth place on the night in all of cable.

NXT on USA also dropped for the fifth straight week, falling two percent to 698,000 viewers. Like AEW, the rating in the 18-49 demo was also up. It increased five percent to a 0.21 and finished 21st overall on cable for the night.

Aside from people over 50 -- where the WWE product had an advantage of 0.33 to 0.25 -- Dynamite beat NXT in every ratings demo.

The over 50 demo was obviously the strongest for NXT. AEW was strongest in the 25-54 demo, where they averaged a 0.46 rating. One demo where they completely dominated NXT was in young males (12-34), where they had an advantage of 0.43 to 0.12, almost four times as many viewers.

Game two of the World Series on FOX averaged 11.753 million viewers for the two hours that aired directly against the wrestling programming.

Night two of this year's NBA season, which was the first night of ESPN coverage, had two games. The first game, which aired opposite AEW and NXT as it will pretty much every week, averaged 1.698 million viewers and topped the cable TV ratings in the 18-49 demo with a 0.76. The World Series game did a 2.9 rating in that demo and obviously affected both wrestling and basketball.

Here's a look at the Wednesday Night War ratings so far: