Last night’s NXT on USA program drew 669,000 viewers, up from 542,000 last week. Meanwhile, AEW Dynamite on TNT drew 819,000, down from 932,000 last week. NXT returned to a format with in-ring matches, plus advertised Triple H appearing. AEW built its advertising primarily around a Chris Jericho-Matt Hardy face-to-face. The gap between the two shows was merely 150,000 after the AEW lead expanded to 390,000 last week.
The top 14 shows on cable on Wednesday night in the 18-49 target demo were all news programs. AEW finished no. 23. NXT didn’t make the top 50.
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