Going up against coverage of the presidential impeachment hearings that dominated the cable TV ratings scene, NXT ratings rose this week, averaging 795,000 viewers on Wednesday night.
That number was up two percent from last week. Perhaps more importantly, the show was up 13 percent in the important 18-49 demo. NXT averaged a 0.27 rating, good for 27th place for the night on cable.
The news was not as good for AEW Dynamite. That show averaged just 683,000 viewers overall, down 12 percent from last week. It was the second lowest viewership total so far on TNT.
NXT got its first win against Dynamite in the 18-49 demo this week. Dynamite was down 11 percent in that demo — to a 0.25 rating — and finished 31st for the night on cable. That rating was the lowest in the history of the show.
While NXT usually only wins in the 50+ demo, this week they won every category except for men 18-49 and females 12-34.
NXT’s biggest win was in the 50+ demo, averaging a 0.36 rating to Dynamite’s 0.27. But the impeachment hearings also drew heavily from that demo, so it’s reasonable to assume the show may have had an even bigger lead with no competition.
Dynamite is off next week due to Christmas but will return on New Year’s Day.
Here’s a look at the last 10 weeks of ratings for both shows: