The release of this week's Wednesday night television ratings brought good news for both AEW and WWE, with Dynamite and NXT both posting significant increases on recent figures.
Dynamite's overall viewership saw an 18% leap from 701,000 to 827,000 across its two hours. This is the highest average number since the 18 March episode, the first show of the Empty Arena Era. NXT, meanwhile, came through with their highest figure scored during the ongoing global health crisis, going from 592,000 to a healthier 731,000 - a jump of over 23%.
A total of 1.558 million people watched live professional wrestling on Wednesday night, a figure that hasn't been seen since 4 March.
As far as the key 18-49 demographic goes, AEW's impressive 0.32 rating saw them finish fourth on the night amongst cable shows, while NXT also saw an increase to 0.19.
If viewership figures are a sum of momentum and marketing, it makes sense that this week was a success, as Dynamite was coming off the back of a well-received Double Or Nothing pay-per-view and WWE had done a great job of building the Timothy Thatcher vs. Matt Riddle Cage Fight in particular. Here's hoping another slump isn't around the corner.
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