NXT Outdraws AEW Dynamite In Viewership & Ratings In 18-49 Demographic For 12/18 Episode

In the final head-to-head week of live television for 2019, NXT beat out AEW Dynamite in both viewership and in the ratings in the 18-49 demographic.

According to Showbuzz Daily, NXT averaged 795,000 viewers, up from 778,000 viewers last week. AEW, on the other hand, did 683,000 viewers, which is down from the 778,000 viewers the week prior drew. In the 18-49 demographic, NXT drew a 0.27 rating, good for 27th on cable for the day while AEW drew a 0.25 rating, good for 30th on cable.

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Both shows were loaded with big matches. On the NXT side, the show opened up with the NXT Championship match between Adam Cole and Finn Balor. Cole defeated Balor thanks to a distraction from the returning Johnny Gargano. The main event saw Rhea Ripley dethrone Shayna Baszler to win the NXT Women's Championship.

Over on Dynamite, the show began with a tag team match between the duo of Kenny Omega and Hangman Page and The Lucha Bros. AEW World Champion Chris Jericho also faced Jungle Boy in a non-title match that went to a 10-minute time limit draw and SCU defeated The Young Bucks to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.

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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