This week's AEW Dynamite and NXT saw its viewership and ratings take a downward turn as a result of ongoing coverage of the United States Presidential Election.
According to ShowBuzz Daily, the November 4 episode of AEW Dynamite averaged 717,000 viewers, which is down from the 781,000 viewers the October 28 episode drew. It is, however, the least-watched two-hour Dynamite since July 8. As for NXT, this week drew 610,000 viewers, down from October 28's 876,000 viewers. This week's NXT was the least-watched since May 20.
Both Dynamite and NXT failed to crack the top 50 in ratings in the 18-49 demographic, which is the first time ever that neither show cracked the top 50 in the same week. The top 50 consisted entirely of news shows dominated by election coverage.
AEW drew a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic this week (56th best on cable), which is down from last week's 0.32 rating. NXT drew a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic this week (68th best on cable), which is down from last week's 0.25 rating.
AEW Dynamite this week was the go-home show for the Full Gear pay-per-view taking place on November 7. The show featured several promos and interview pieces hyping up multiple matches on the show.
NXT featured Tommaso Ciampa and Velveteen Dream in the main event. In addition, Pat McAfee and his new stable made an appearance. The November 11 show will feature an NXT North American and Tag Team Title match.
For full results of AEW Dynamite, click here and for full results of NXT, click here. Don't forget to check out the Wednesday Night War podcast at this link as well as viewership of past wrestling shows here.