Cody and Chris Jericho weigh in on viewership.
For the first time since the two shows have gone head-to-head on Oct. 2, NXT topped AEW in viewership on Wednesday. NXT drew 916,000 viewers while AEW brought in 893,000 viewers. NXT delivered a stacked show, bringing in Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, and more superstars from Raw and SmackDown to help build to this Sunday's WWE Survivor Series event. Meanwhile, AEW advertised Jon Moxley wrestling Darby Allin and a "huge announcement" from Chris Jericho.
With NXT picking up its first viewership victory, AEW co-executive vice president Cody and AEW World Champion Chris Jericho gave their thoughts.
Take it on the chin, learn from it, get up off the mat and get to work.— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) November 21, 2019
Excuses are for assholes.
But Last night wasn’t a true NXT show, now was it shmoopy? https://t.co/QOdXI9p7Sr— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) November 21, 2019
Remember guys, it’s a marathon not a sprint..... --— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) November 21, 2019
Jericho's "marathon not a sprint" comment is referencing WWE's statement congratulating AEW on the premiere of Dynamite, which outdrew NXT; 1.4 million viewers to 891,000 viewers.
If you missed anything from the Wednesday Night Wars, check out Fightful's post-show podcast where all the action from both shows were reviewed.