wednesday night wars


AEW Dynamite Destroys WWE NXT as Wednesday Night Ratings War Resumes

AEW Dynamite Destroys WWE NXT as Wednesday Night Ratings War Resumes

In the first direct ratings skirmish in weeks, AEW Dynamite came out on top over NXT once again, beating NXT in both viewership and in the 18-49 demographic. AEW Dynamite was ranked #3 in the ratings Wednesday night amongst all cable shows, even higher than last week when they broke a million viewers, though viewership […]

AEW Tops a Million Viewers for Post All Out Dynamite

AEW Tops a Million Viewers for Post All Out Dynamite

The ratings are in for Wednesday's episode of AEW Dynamite, and without competition from NXT and spurred by interest in the events of All Out (not all of them good), AEW Dynamite topped a million viewers, their highest viewership since their second episode ever last year. AEW was ranked 7th for the night in the […]

WWE NXT Super Tuesday II Falls to 15th Place in Cable Top 150 Rankings

WWE NXT Super Tuesday II Falls to 15th Place in Cable Top 150 Rankings

The Tuesday before last, WWE NXT did an amazing rating with a fatal four-way iron man match for the NXT Championship as the main event. As a result of that, in addition to running unopposed by AEW Dynamite, NXT hit the top ten and drew its best 18-49 rating of 2020 and 850,000 viewers. But […]

AEW Dynamite Returns to Top 10 and Tops 900000 Viewers

AEW Dynamite Returns to Top 10 and Tops 900,000 Viewers

Airing on a night with no wrestling competition from NXT, but with heavy competition from the NBA, AEW Dynamite nonetheless managed to see a big increase in both viewership and demo rating for Wednesday night's episode this week. A Good Night for AEW Dynamite for the All Out Go-Home Show For their return to Wednesday […]

Is WWE Ready to Accept Defeat in the Wednesday Night Ratings Wars

Is WWE Ready to Accept Defeat in the Wednesday Night Ratings Wars?

However, it's starting to look like it might be in WWE's best interest to concede the Wednesday Night Wars to AEW Dynamite Perhaps it's time to take up a new battle, one they're more suited to because they'll be in a position of extreme advantage as they like it: taking on Impact Wrestling on Tuesday[...]

NXT Super Tuesday Hits Ratings Top Ten Winning Tuesday Night Wars

NXT Super Tuesday Hits Ratings Top Ten Winning Tuesday Night Wars

Plus, since AEW won the last two weeks of the Wednesday Night Wars by virtue of airing unopposed, it would be a great time to leave on a high note. In an unsurprising result, WWE NXT did very well airing on Tuesday instead of Wednesday this week, scoring its highest 18-49 demo rating of the[...]

How Does AEW Keep Getting These Ratings on Different Days

How Does AEW Keep Getting These Ratings on Different Days?!

As a fan of WWE who bases his identity and personal happiness on the success of the company, The Chadster doesn't have a lot of allies out there in the world of wrestling journalism. It's pretty much just me and Ryan Satin out here shilling for our bae. Sometimes, I feel like the whole world […]

NXT is Once Again the King of Wednesdays With Total Ratings Victory

NXT is Once Again the King of Wednesdays With Total Ratings Victory

It proved once and for all that NXT is the dominant show on Wednesday nights.[caption id="attachment_1257644" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Candice LeRae feels no sympathy for AEW Dynamite after they lost to NXT in the Wednesday ratings.[/caption] NXT Wins the Wednesday Night Wars Again NXT scored a .24 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the same number as last week,[...]

AEW Ratings Steady for Saturday Dynamite as Show Returns to Top 5

AEW Ratings Steady for Saturday Dynamite as Show Returns to Top 5

The cable ratings are finally in from Saturday, and it looks like AEW Dynamite managed to maintain its audience and demo rating despite moving to a different night. The show returned to the top 5 cable shows on Saturday and brought in numbers in the normal range of Wednesday airings. Though there was not an […]

WWE NXT Wins by Largest Margin Ever in Wednesday Night Ratings War

WWE NXT Wins by Largest Margin Ever in Wednesday Night Ratings War

After months of suffering defeat after defeat, WWE NXT finally walked away with an indisputable victory in the Wednesday Night Ratings Wars. NXT won the night for all pro wrestling shows by the largest margin in Wednesday night history, more than 850,000 viewers. It's proof at last that, as WWE said at the beginning of […]

AEW NXT Ratings and Viewership Up Despite NBA Competition

AEW, NXT Ratings and Viewership Up Despite NBA Competition

The overnight cable ratings are in and it was a good night for wrestling, and for sports in general, all around. The NBA took the two top spots for the night and dominated in the 18-49 demo and in men 18-49, but that didn't mean less viewers or a lower rating in the demo for […]

Woo Woo Woo: AEW Dynamite Beats NXT as Zack Ryder Debuts

Woo Woo Woo: AEW Dynamite Beats NXT as Zack Ryder Debuts

AEW Dynamite once again topped WWE NXT in both overall viewership and the crucial 18-49 demographic, the latest numbers from Showbuzz Daily reveal. AEW was ranked 6th for the night on cable, down a spot from last week, while NXT was ranked 28th, up seven spots from last week's rankings. NXT also closed the gap […]

AEW Dynamite WWE NXT Book Big Matches for Next Week

AEW Dynamite, WWE NXT Book Big Matches for Next Week

Several matches were booked during last night's episodes of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT to take place in the upcoming weeks. First and foremost, Tony Khan booked an AEW World Championship match between Jon Moxley and Darby Allin at the very end of the show. That match will take place next week, though Moxley was […]

Vince McMahon Defends WWEs Ongoing Ratings Slide: #1 in Key Demos

Vince McMahon Defends WWE's Ongoing Ratings Slide: #1 in Key Demos

Move over, Chris Jericho. There's a new Demo God in town, and his name is Vincent Kennedy McMahon. The Genetic Jackhammer was asked about WWE's declining ratings during WWE's annual shareholder meeting, which was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. McMahon responded by citing social media success and pointing out that Smackdown is consistently […]

AEW Books Another Indie Wrestling Star to Win Ratings War Next Week

AEW Books Another Indie Wrestling Star to Win Ratings War Next Week

The ratings for this week's edition of the Wednesday Night Wars are in, and one indisputable fact has been laid bare: indie wrestlers challenging Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship equals ratings Last night's episode of AEW Dynamite teased a surprise challenger for Cody Rhodes, one of the top independent wrestlers in the world It[...]

AEW Dynamite Scores Decisive Ratings and Viewership Victory Over NXT

AEW Dynamite Scores Decisive Ratings and Viewership Victory Over NXT

AEW Dynamite scored another victory over NXT in the Wednesday Night Wars this week, increasing ratings and viewership as WWE NXT fell in viewership AEW was ranked 5th for the night on cable in the key 18-49 demographic, while NXT was ranked 35th Neither show advertised a special episode title or world championship match, though[...]

NXT Sinks to 49th Place Loses Viewership and Demo to AEW Dynamite

NXT Sinks to 49th Place, Loses Viewership and Demo to AEW Dynamite

Just one week after a hotly contested ratings battle that saw WWE NXT top AEW Dynamite in viewership while Dynamite won the 18-49 demographic, AEW scored a conclusive victory by trouncing NXT in both rating and viewership. NXT fell all the way to 49th place on the Cable rankings and head 150,000 less viewers than […]

Disco Inferno Calls for AEW Boycott Over Ratings Discrimination

Disco Inferno Calls for AEW Boycott Over Ratings Discrimination

Former WCW superstar Disco Inferno is leading like-minded pro wrestling fans in a boycott of AEW after the company's president Tony Khan and star Chris Jericho pointed to the 18-49 demographic rating as the true measure of success in "The Wednesday Night Ratings Wars." Disco took time out of his busy schedule of claiming COVID-19 […]

TNT President Speaks Out on Wrestling Ratings: We Sell Demos

TNT President Speaks Out on Wrestling Ratings: "We Sell Demos"

If you follow the business of pro wrestling, you've heard about the debate over which ratings numbers are most important in determining the success or failure of a show. Or, perhaps put more accurately, you've heard the debate over which numbers qualify one show, such as AEW Dynamite, to claim victory over another, such as […]

Tony Khan Declares Victory for AEW in Wednesday Night Ratings Wars

Tony Khan Declares Victory for AEW in Wednesday Night Ratings Wars

AEW President Tony Khan took to Twitter on Wednesday to declare unequivocal victory in the ratings war between AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT. As reported earlier, AEW won the adults 18-49 demographic rating, while NXT had more total viewers. To anyone familiar with the television industry or anyone who can read a chart and understand […]