AEW Dynamite's viewership bounced back up this week after last week's episode drew the lowest number for an episode in 2020.
According to numbers released by Showbuzz Daily, the May 20 episode of Dynamite averaged 701,000 viewers, which is up from last week's 654,000 viewers. This is just the third time Dynamite averaged more than 700,000 viewers since April. NXT, on the other hand, averaged 592,000 viewers, which is down from last week's 604,000 viewers and only the fourth time the show drew less than 600,000 viewers this year counting the Year-End Awards Special on January 1.
In the 18-49 demographic, Dynamite came out on top against NXT with a 0.26 rating, good for seventh best on cable for the day and up from last week's 0.23 rating. NXT drew a 0.13 rating in that demographic, which is 53rd best on cable and down from last week's 0.15 rating.
Dynamite this week was the go-home show for the Double Or Nothing pay-per-view taking place on May 23. At the end of the show, Hangman Page and The Young Bucks made their return to Dynamite. In addition, Shawn Spears vs. Dustin Rhodes was added to Double Or Nothing.
On NXT, El Hijo Del Fantasma defeated Akira Tozawa to advance to the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament finals. In the main event of the show, Rhea Ripley faced Io Shirai.
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.