The NXT vs AEW ratings war is raging on and WWE felt the heat despite the matches getting good grades
WWE NXT had some big matches set up before their annual WarGames TakeOver, but that didn’t help them in the ratings war with AEW.
Sting made his AEW debut, which shocked many, while Kenny Omega won the AEW World Title and then claimed he would speak on rival company Impact on Tuesday.
However, WWE didn’t hold back and had some great matches on NXT too in the Wednesday wars, and here are the results from that outing.
1) Leon Ruff and Damien Priest beat Santos Escobar and Raul Mendoza
2) Cameron Grimes beats August Grey
3) Jake Atlas beats Tony Nese
4) Imperium vs Grizzled Young Veterans ends in a no-contest
5) Shotzi Blackheart beats Raquel Gonzalez in a WarGames advantage ladder match
WWE NXT Ratings
NXT demolished in the ratings war this week as it clocked in only 658,000 viewers. AEW, for their part, brought in an incredible 913,000 viewers for the Winter is Coming show and even scored a 0.42 in the 18-49 demographic (h/t PW Torch).
NXT only got in 0.16 for this demo and that was something Tony Khan brought out too.
Thank you great fans who made #AEWDynamite Winter Is Coming a huge success for @AEW + @tntdrama! We got our best demo rating of 2020 + a new #AEW Champion @KennyOmegamanX + an indelible memory with Sting’s arrival, + won the night
AEW 913k P2+/543k P18-49
NXT 658k P2+/210k P18-49
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 3, 2020
Khan, the head of AEW, has constantly tweeted about the ratings war in recent months. The two segments featuring Sting and Omega certainly helped them beat WWE.
WWE, for their part, haven’t been able to keep up with AEW for a while now. While they did get the better of AEW thanks to their Halloween Havoc gimmick, this week’s ratings were down compared to the previous one.
Last week, NXT brought in 712,000 viewers over the two hours and had a better demo rating of 0.20 for the 18-49 group.
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