Viewership numbers are in for the first AEW Dynamite episode and NXT's two-hour USA Network premiere on October 2.
According to The Wrap, AEW Dynamite averaged 1.409 million viewers while NXT did 891,000 viewers. The overnight ratings saw AEW draw a 0.7 rating while NXT drew a 0.5 rating. As far as the 18-49 demographics is concerned, AEW drew 878,000 viewers (0.68 rating, second-best on cable for October 2) while NXT drew 414,000 viewers (0.32 rating, 10th-best on cable for the day).
For NXT, this is the first time the show drew less than one million viewers as the past two weeks managed to get that number. The September 25 episode did see a dip in both viewership and the 18-49 ratings from the September 18 episode. It should be noted that both the September 18 and 25 episodes were two hours long, but only the first hour was televised on USA Network while the second hour was on the WWE Network.
AEW Dynamite's viewership numbers were higher than any of NXT's broadcasts in the past three weeks and the Dynamite premiere came after an All Elite Wrestling Countdown special did more than 600,000 viewers on TNT on October 1.
For full reports on both AEW and NXT shows, check out Fightful's results section and you can check out the post-show podcast where Sean Ross Sapp, Alex Pawlowski and Warren Hayes gave a recap of both shows at this link.