Week 61 of the Wednesday Night War saw AEW Dynamite defeat WWE NXT in viewership and ratings.

Wednesday’s live episode of Dynamite drew 995,000 viewers (+9% from last week) on TNT, topping the 659,000 viewers (+0.15%) garnered by last night’s post-Takeover live edition of NXT on the USA Network by 51%, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily. It was the biggest margin of victory for Dynamite over NXT since the March 18th episode.

AEW ranked #2 in the Cable Top 150 for the 18-49 demo, while NXT ranked #37. AEW ranked #55 in total viewership, while NXT ranked #75 in viewership, tied with Stinchfield.

Last week’s “Winter Is Coming” edition of Dynamite drew 913,000 viewers and ranked #2 in the Cable Top 150, and #58 in viewership. Last week’s “Takeover: WarGames 2020” go-home edition of NXT drew 658,000 viewers and ranked #40 in the Cable Top 150, and #71 in viewership.

AEW drew a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic (+7%) while NXT drew a 0.17 (+6.3%) in the same demo this week, so Dynamite topped NXT by 165% in the demo, the widest margin in the history of the Wednesday Night Wars. Last week’s AEW show drew a 0.42 rating while the NXT episode drew a 0.16 in that demographic.

This was AEW’s best viewership unopposed since October of last year, when the October 16th episode drew 1,014,000 viewers. It was tied with the October 23, 2019 episode for the third best rating in the demo in the show’s history. NXT was just slightly up in total viewers and the key demographic from last week.

NXT was down 15% from the same last week in 2019, while AEW was up 23% from the same week last year.

The Challenge on MTV at 8pm topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150, with a 0.51 rating, but drawing just 900,000 viewers. Tucker Carlson Tonight on FOX News topped the night on cable in viewership with 3.980 million viewers, ranking #8 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.28 rating in the key 18-49 demo.

The Masked Singer on FOX topped the night on network TV in viewership with an average of 4.887 million viewers. The Masked Singer also took the #1 spot in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.1 rating.

Below is our 2020 NXT Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 548,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 8 Episode: 721,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 15 Episode: 700,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 22 Episode: 769,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 29 Episode: 712,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Worlds Collide/Royal Rumble episode)
February 5 Episode: 770,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 12 Episode: 757,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 19 Episode: 794,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
February 26 Episode: 717,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 4 Episode: 718,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 11 Episode: 697,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 18 Episode: 542,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (WWE PC episode with no live matches)
March 25 Episode: 669,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 1 Episode: 590,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 8 Episode: 693,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 15 Episode: 692,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 22 Episode: 665,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 29 Episode: 637,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 6 Episode: 663,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 13 Episode: 604,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 20 Episode: 592,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 27 Episode: 731,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 3 Episode: 715,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 10 Episode: 673,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 17 Episode: 746,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 24 Episode: 786,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 1 Episode: 792,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Great American Bash Night 1)
July 8 Episode: 759,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Great American Bash Night 2)
July 15 Episode: 631,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 22 Episode: 615,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 29 Episode: 707,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 5 Episode: 753,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 12 Episode: 619,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 19 Episode: 853,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic (No AEW competition)
August 26 Episode: 824,000 viewers with a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic (No AEW competition)
September 1 Episode: 849,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Tuesday Airing, No AEW competition)
September 8 Episode: 838,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Tuesday Airing, No AEW competition)
September 16 Episode: 689,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 23 Episode: 696,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 30 Episode: 732,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 7 Episode: 639,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
October 14 Episode: 651,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 21 Episode: 644,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 28 Episode: 876,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Halloween Havoc episode)
November 4 Episode: 610,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
November 11 Episode: 632,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic
November 18 Episode: 638,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
November 25 Episode: 712,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
December 2 Episode: 658,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic
December 9 Episode: 659,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
December 16 Episode:

2019 Total: 10.209 million viewers over 13 episodes
2019 Average: 785,307 viewers per episode

Below is our 2020 AEW Dynamite Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 967,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 8 Episode: 947,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 15 Episode: 940,000 viewers with a 0.38 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Bash at the Beach episode)
January 22 Episode: 871,000 viewers with a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 29 Episode: 828,000 viewers with a 0.34 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 5 Episode: 928,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 12 Episode: 817,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 19 Episode: 893,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 26 Episode: 865,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 4 Episode: 906,000 viewers with a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Revolution episode)
March 11 Episode: 766,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 18 Episode: 932,000 viewers with a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Limited crowd episode)
March 25 Episode: 819,000 viewers with a 0.34 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 1 Episode: 685,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 8 Episode: 692,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 15 Episode: 683,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 22 Episode: 731,000 viewers with a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 29 Episode: 693,000 viewers with a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 6 Episode: 732,000 viewers with a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 13 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 20 Episode: 701,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 27 Episode: 827,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 3 Episode: 730,000 viewers with a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 10 Episode: 677,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 17 Episode: 772,000 viewers with a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 24 Episode: 633,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 1 Episode: 748,000 viewers with a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Fyter Fest Night 1)
July 8 Episode: 715,000 viewers with a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Fyter Fest Night 2)
July 15 Episode: 788,000 viewers with a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Fight for the Fallen)
July 22 Episode: 845,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 29 Episode: 773,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 5 Episode: 901,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 12 Episode: 792,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 22 Episode: 755,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Saturday Airing, No NXT competition)
August 27 Episode: 813,000 viewers with a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Thursday Airing, No NXT competition)
September 2 Episode: 928,000 viewers with a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic (No NXT competition)
September 9 Episode: 1.016 million viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic (No NXT competition)
September 16 Episode: 886,000 viewers with a 0.34 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 23 Episode: 835,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 30 Episode: 866,000 viewers with a 0.33 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 7 Episode: 753,000 viewers with a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 14 Episode: 826,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Anniversary Episode)
October 21 Episode: 753,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic
October 28 Episode: 781,000 viewers with a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic
November 4 Episode: 717,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic
November 11 Episode: 764,000 viewers with a 0.30 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Full Gear episode)
November 18 Episode: 850,000 viewers with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic
November 25 Episode: 710,000 viewers with a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 demographic
December 2 Episode: 913,000 viewers with a 0.42 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Winter Is Coming episode)
December 9 Episode: 995,000 viewers with a 0.45 rating in the 18-49 demographic
December 16 Episode:

2019 Total: 10.840 million viewers over 12 episodes
2019 Average: 903,333 viewers per episode