AEW Viewership Down For Jericho Cruise, NXT Viewership Up

Despite a decrease in viewership for AEW's latest episode of Dynamite and NXT's viewership going up, AEW still came out on top.

According to Showbuzz Daily, the January 22 episode of AEW Dynamite, which took place at Chris Jericho's Rock N' Wrestling Rager At Sea: Part Deux, averaged 871,000 viewers. This is down from the 940,000 viewers last week's episode drew, which was the Bash at the Beach special. NXT, on the other hand, averaged 769,000 viewers which is up from last week's viewership number of 700,000.

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In the 18-49 demographic, AEW also came out on top, drawing a 0.35 rating, slightly down from last week's 0.38 rating. NXT drew a 0.24 rating, up from last week's 0.21 rating. In terms of how this week's ratings for both shows did among original cable telecasts for the whole day, AEW finished eighth and NXT finished 35th.

This week's episode of NXT saw a new North American Champion be crowned after Keith Lee defeated Roderick Strong in the main event. Also on NXT was the semifinals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and the finals taking place on January 29.

AEW opened with Kenny Omega and Hangman Page defeating SCU to win the AEW World Tag Team titles. The main event saw Jon Moxley defeat PAC to secure an AEW World Championship opportunity against Chris Jericho at the AEW Revolution pay-per-view in February.

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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