Anyone who was worked by Chris Jericho's 'Demo God' shtick on this week's AEW Fight for the Fallen should look away now: 'Le Champion's' home promotion just doubled WWE NXT's number in the key 18-49 demographic.
NXT dropped to its second-lowest number ever, going from a 0.20 rating the previous week to just 0.14 for the 15 July show. Dynamite, meanwhile, posted a slight increased from 0.28 to 0.29.
AEW's flagship show was the fifth most-watched on cable for the night. NXT was 49th.
As far as overall viewership goes, Fight for the Fallen hit an average of 788,000 across its two hours, meaning AEW scored its first victory in this department since 17 June, with NXT dropping to 631,000. A total of 1.419 million people watched live professional wrestling on Wednesday evening.
Increased competition from NASCAR and the UFC may have had an impact on both shows, with the former pulling 2.036 million total viewers and the latter's prelims hitting 434,000 on ESPN.
Doubling NXT's number in the 18-49 demographic means that Jericho is only going to get louder with the 'Demo God' bit. He has already released a t-shirt:-
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