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AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT ratings both down from last week

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AEW Dynamite averaged 792,000 viewers last night on TNT, down 12.1 percent from last week. NXT on the USA Network was also down, averaging 619,000 viewers. That was a drop of 17.8 percent from last Wednesday.

There was more competition than usual with the annual Shark Week on the Discovery Network and cable news coverage of Presidential candidate Joe Biden choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate dominating the cable TV ratings on the night. That's in addition to NBA and MLB games, along with the NHL starting the opening round of their playoffs this week. 

Dynamite averaged a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demo, down 11.1 percent from last week. The show finished ninth overall on cable in that demo. It did tie for the second best number Dynamite has done in that ratings category since March.

NXT did not fare as well. It averaged just a 0.16 rating in 18-49 and failed to chart in the top 50, finishing in 65th place in the demo. That's down 20 percent from last week and is the second lowest number NXT has done in that category since May.

The combined audience of 1.411 million viewers was down 14 percent from last week and is the lowest number since June 10.

Detailed demo numbers, aside from 18-49, are not available for NXT since it was out of the top 50. AEW did best in men 18-49 with a 0.38 rating. In people 18-34, where AEW beat Raw last week, Dynamite was down to a 0.18 rating. That's 18 percent lower than Raw did this week in that category. 

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