AEW Dynamite & NXT Viewership Down For 2/26

AEW Dynamite closed out the month on top, but viewership for both AEW and NXT went down this week.

According to Showbuzz Daily, the February 26 episode of Dynamite averaged 865,000 viewers, down from the 893,000 viewers the February 19 episode drew. As for NXT, this week's episode averaged 717,000 viewers, down from the 794,000 viewers the week prior drew, and is the lowest number NXT drew for the month of February 2020.

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For the month of February, AEW Dynamite averaged 875,750 viewers per episode in four shows while NXT averaged 759,500 viewers per episode.

In the 18-49 demographic, AEW also won out against NXT, averaging a 0.30 rating (ninth-best on cable for the day) while NXT did a 0.23 rating (17th best on cable for the day). Both shows went head-to-head with the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets NBA game that aired on ESPN. That game averaged 940,000 viewers and drew a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

AEW opened with Dynamite's first-ever Iron Man Match between Kenny Omega and Pac, which Omega won. The show closed with the weigh-ins for the AEW World Championship match between Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley that resulted in a brawl.

NXT saw the return of Charlotte Flair, who wrestled her first match for the brand in years when she took on Bianca Belair. Tommaso Ciampa took on Austin Theory in singles action and a ladder match to crown a No. 1 contender for the NXT Women's Championship has been announced for TakeOver: Tampa.

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.

For a full rundown of viewership numbers from various WWE programs and AEW Dynamite, check out Fightful's resources page.

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