As is often the case, world news took precedent over watching wrestling this week. As a result, the viewership for both NXT and AEW Dynamite was down significantly.
Both Dynamite and NXT produced big shows that were treated as special events by the companies. Showbuzz TV has reported the numbers for both shows. Dynamite garnered 662,000 average viewers while NXT drew 641,000 viewers. AEW also drew a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demographic while NXT did not chart.
It is a shame that more people were not able to watch these shows as they were both top notch. NXT had been promoting their New Year’s Evil event since the last TakeOver and put on an eventful show.
Raquel Gonzalez was able to defeat Rhea Ripley in a very violent Last Woman Standing match after power chokeslamming her through the stage. Additionally, both Finn Balor and Santos Escobar were able to retain their respective championships against Kyle O’Reilly and Gran Metalik.
Meanwhile, on AEW Dynamite, the most newsworthy thing to happen was the main event and what happened after. Kenny Omega retained his AEW World Championship in an impressive match with Rey Fenix before the Good Brothers made their AEW debut. The Impact Tag Team Champions beat up Jon Moxley who also made his return before the Young Bucks ran in to reunite the Bullet Club.