BLEACHER REPORT: AEW Dynamite Secures Overwhelming Victory over NXT in Ratings Battle

BY MIKE CHIARI -JANUARY 16, 2020


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After winning the viewership battle last week when both shows went live for the first time since the week before Christmas, AEW Dynamite beat out WWE NXT again this week. 

On Wednesday, Dynamite featured a Bash at the Beach theme in Miami, Florida, complete with sand, surfboards and a lifeguard. There were also two matches to determine who will compete in next week’s bout to crown the No. 1 contender for Chris Jericho’s AEW World Championship.

Jon Moxley beat Sammy Guevara and Pac beat Darby Allin, meaning Moxley and Pac will clash for the chance to challenge Jericho.

Moxley seems likely to win the match since he is embroiled in a bitter feud with Jericho and The Inner Circle. Their rivalry reached another level Wednesday, as Jericho poked Moxley in the eye with a metal spike from his jacket.

After garnering 947,000 viewers to NXT’s 721,000 last week, Dynamite largely stayed at the same level with an average of 940,000 viewers during Wednesday’s two-hour show. Meanwhile, NXT saw a slight drop to 700,000 viewers.

NXT beat out Dynamite 795,000 to 683,000 in terms of viewership on the final Wednesday before Christmas. After that, NXT won on Christmas by virtue of Dynamite not airing a show, and Dynamite triumphed on New Year’s Day with a live show against NXT’s pre-taped awards show.

On Wednesday, Dynamite featured a Bash at the Beach theme in Miami, Florida, complete with sand, surfboards and a lifeguard. There were also two matches to determine who will compete in next week’s bout to crown the No. 1 contender for Chris Jericho’s AEW World Championship.

Jon Moxley beat Sammy Guevara and Pac beat Darby Allin, meaning Moxley and Pac will clash for the chance to challenge Jericho … Read More HERE

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