The Tuesday Night War is over, and WWE NXT was the clear winner over AEW Dynamite.
With Major League Baseball playoffs airing on TBS on October 11th, AEW Dynamite went head to head with NXT on October 10th. The special Title Tuesday edition of Dynamite not only featured multiple title changes, it also featured the in-ring debut of Adam Copeland as he defeated Luchasaurus.
WWE NXT, meanwhile, pulled out all the stops and announced ahead of the show that John Cena, Cody Rhodes, Asuka, and Paul Heyman would all be in attendance in addition to NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and North American Champion Dominik Mysterio. The sports entertainment giant also teased an appearance from The Undertaker after reports swirled that he would be in the area.
Ahead of the two companies going head to head, it was reported that Triple H and Shawn Michaels were looking to send a message about AEW still having “a long way to go” in terms of competition. Tony Khan responded to this report with a pointed message of his own, indicating that the men in charge of NXT were “bald a**holes.”
What Were The Ratings For AEW Dynamite And WWE NXT On October 10th?
According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, WWE NXT drew an average total viewership of 921,000 viewers and earned a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic.
Meanwhile, AEW Dynamite drew a total average viewership of 609,000 viewers and a 0.26 rating in the key demographic, making NXT the clear winner of the Tuesday Night War.
Last week, the October 3rd episode of NXT defeated the October 4th episode of Dynamite in terms of total viewership, but Dynamite was the victor in the key demographic.