AEW Dynamite Outdraws NXT In Viewership, Ratings For 9/16

With AEW Dynamite and NXT back on Wednesday nights at the same time, AEW came out on top in the viewership battle.

According to Showbuzz Daily, the September 16 episode of Dynamite drew 886,000 viewers, which is down from the 1.016 million viewers the September 9 episode drew. As for NXT, the show drew 689,000 viewers, which is down from the 838,000 viewers the September 8 episode drew. This is the first time Dynamite and NXT aired shows on the same night since August 12.

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In the 18-49 demographic, the September 16 episode of Dynamite drew a 0.34 rating, good for third-best on cable for the day and down from the 0.37 rating the September 9 episode drew. On the other hand, NXT drew a 0.18 rating, good for 31st best on cable and down from the 0.26 rating the September 8 episode drew. Dynamite also drew a 0.24 rating in the 18-34 demo, which is the best rating on cable in that demo for the day.

AEW featured a parking lot brawl between Best Friends and Proud N' Powerful as the main event. In addition, NWA Women's World Champion Thunder Rosa defended her title against Ivelisse and wrestlers such as Chris Jericho, Hangman Page and MJF were in action. 

NXT featured not one, but two title matches. In the first title bout, Breezango retained the NXT Tag Team Titles against Imperium and in the main event, NXT North American Champion Damian Priest retained his title against Timothy Thatcher. Finally, NXT GM William Regal announced that the September 23 episode of NXT will feature a pair of No. 1 contenders matches.

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.

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