Though they could not maintain the near-million-viewer high of last week, All Elite Wrestling once again had the beating of Wednesday night rival program WWE NXT this week.
In the most positive news for the black-and-gold brand, despite the loss this was their highest rating in three months.
The previous high was on 8th September, when NXT ran a Tuesday and were therefore unopposed by AEW.
It was also a significant increase from last week’s 659,000 viewers, which was a week when AEW hit 995,000 viewers.
Although last week’s AEW was extremely stacked (appearance by Shaq, Sting’s first interview), this is a bigger drop than many would have expected.
In the key P18-49 demographic, NXT held ground to rise slightly from 0.17 to 019.
AEW’s drop in overall ratings is also mirrored in this demographic, from 0.45 to 0.32 in a week.
Both shows will be looking for strong festive figures, with AEW announcing special attractions for their next two shows and NXT moving towards New Year’s Evil.
Figures: Showbuzz Daily