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  • February 13, 2021
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On a night where news coverage of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial dominated the cable ratings, ratings for AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT were both down.

Wednesday’s Dynamite averaged 741,000 viewers on TNT, down 12.2 percent from last Wednesday. NXT averaged 558,000 viewers on the USA Network, down 8.5 percent from last week.

The combined Wednesday night audience of 1.299 million viewers was the lowest since May of last year.

In the 18-49 demo, Dynamite drew a 0.29 rating, down 9.4 percent from last week. NXT drew a 0.12 rating in the demo, down 20 percent from last week. NXT matched its lowest-ever mark in 18-49. 

On the cable charts, Dynamite finished 21st in the 18-49 demo, while NXT failed to crack the top 50, coming in at number 62. Dynamite was second on cable among non-news programming,. 

With NXT finishing outside the top 50, detailed ratings information for the show isn’t available. Dynamite’s best category was men 18-49, where it drew a 0.40 rating and was third on cable among non-news programming. 

Year-over-year, Dynamite was down 9.3 percent in viewership and 3.3 percent in 18-49, so it held up better than anything else in wrestling this week. NXT was down 26.3 percent in viewership from this time last year and down 50 percent in the demo. 

Here’s a look at the last 10 weeks of viewership totals and 18-49 demo numbers for both Dynamite and NXT:

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