AEW's increasing viewership led to this week's Dynamite being the most watched episode since March.
According to Showbuzz Daily, the July 22 episode of Dynamite averaged 845,000 viewers, which is up from last week's 788,000 viewers. This was Dynamite's best viewership since March 18, which drew 932,000 viewers.
NXT did not fare as well in terms of viewership as this week's episode drew 615,000 viewers, down from last week's 631,000 viewers. This week's episode of NXT was the least-watched episode since May 20 when that episode drew 592,000 viewers.
In the 18-49 demographic, AEW also won out with a 0.32 rating, which was fifth best on cable for the day and up from last week's 0.29 rating. Despite NXT's viewership being slightly down, the show did have a higher rating in the 18-49 demographic this week (0.17) than last week (0.14) and placed 35th on cable. AEW also beat NXT in the 18-34 demo (0.18 to 0.08) while NXT won out in the 50+ demo (0.33 to 0.31). AEW was also the highest-rated show among males in the 18-49 demo across all cable programming for the day.
AEW opened up with Cody's TNT Title Open Challenge and Eddie Kingston ended up answering the call. The show also featured a Falls Count Anywhere match between The Young Bucks and The Butcher & The Blade. In the main event, Chris Jericho & Jake Hager faced off against Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus.
NXT started with Keith Lee announcing that he is vacating the North American Championship and that a new champion will be crowned at NXT TakeOver 30. In the main event, Karrion Kross faced off against Dominik Dijakovic.
If you missed anything from AEW Dynamite, you can check Fightful's full report by clicking here and if you missed anything from NXT, check out Fightful's full report by clicking here. Finally, listen to or watch the Wednesday Night Wars podcast with a full review of both shows by clicking here.
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