Posted on 10/16/120 by Bob Magee
On the first Wednesday night in some time without NBA
competition, AEW Dynamite was up 9.7 percent in total
viewers, averaging 826,000 viewers on TNT for its
anniversary show featuring all titles being defended. NXT
was also up, by 1.9% from last week, averaging 651,000
viewers on the USA Network.
The cable news programming on the night was up from usual
levels due to coverage of the Supreme Court nominee
hearings, which dominated the charts.
As a result, Dynamite and NXT were down in the 18-49
rankings from usual -- but their actual numbers were close
to normal levels. Dynamite charted at 15th on cable for the
night with a 0.30 rating, down 3.2 percent from last week.
NXT was up 6.3 percent, averaging a 0.17 rating, but only
finished at 51st in the cable charts for that category.
The total viewership of 1.477 million viewers was up 6.1
percent from last week, but it's still one of the lower
numbers in the last few months.
Detailed demo ratings for both shows are not available due
to NXT finishing outside the top 50. AEW's strongest
category was men 18-49, where Dynamite averaged a 0.41
rating, placing it in eighth place on cable and first among
the non-news and non-sports programming.