AEW Dynamite Beats NXT In The Ratings

AEW Dynamite Beats NXT In The Ratings

The ratings are in for the first installment of the Wednesday Night Wars, and it is AEW who will be breaking out a little bit of the bubbly.

AEW Dynamite debuted to 1.4 million viewers, with NXT having 891,000 viewers (down 11% from last week).

TNT executives were said to have believed anything above 500,000 would be a success, and this has well outdone that.

This isn’t a good sign for NXT as WWE loaded the show with title matches, had limited commercials, and had a 15 minutes overrun. With the current roster, they will burn out of big matches quickly if they continue like this.

WWE issued a statement congratulating AEW on Dynamite’s premiere, as you can read below, probably anticipating the first-week defeat based on early projections.

“Congratulations to AEW on a successful premiere. The real winners of last night’s head-to-head telecasts of NXT on USA Network & AEW on TNT are the fans, who can expect Wednesday nights to be a competitive and wild ride as this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint.”

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