The peak viewership number and segment from this past week’s AEW Dynamite featuring both Shaquille O’Neal and Sting has been revealed.
Taking to Twitter, Dave Meltzer noted that the high point came during the Shaquille O’Neal interview segment with Tony Schiavone and Brandi Rhodes, at 1.22 million viewers.
He also tweeted that at that specific minute, NXT had 490,000 viewers.
The overall viewerships this week were 995,000 for AEW (0.45 in 18-49) and 659,000 for NXT (0.16 in 18-49).
The quarter-hour breakdown was as follows:
- Quarter 1 – AEW opened with the Young Bucks vs Angelico, doing 934,000 viewers (531,000 in 18-49); NXT opened with a Finn Balor promo including Pete Dunne, Kyle O’Reilly, Damian Priest and Scarlett, and a backstage brawl with Dunne and Killian Dain, doing 782,000 viewers (231,000 in 18-49)
- Quarter 2 – AEW had a Darby Allin video promo and the Cody Rhodes/Sting segment, doing 1,069,000 viewers (645,000 in 18-49); NXT had Jake Atlas vs Isaiah Scott, a Tommaso Ciampa promo and Grizzled Young Veterans vs Ever-Rise vs Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel, doing 615,000 viewers (183,000 in 18-49)
- Quarter 3 – AEW had FTR vs the Varsity Blondes and an Adam Page segment with Alex Reynolds & John Silver, doing 1,022,000 viewers (593,000 in 18-49); NXT had the finish to the three-way tag, a WarGames injury recap video, and a Toni Storm brawl with Io Shirai, doing 654,000 viewers (214,000 in 18-49)
- Quarter 4 – AEW had Dustin Rhodes vs Pres10 Vance, Tony Schiavone interviewing Shaquille O’Neal & Brandi Rhodes, and the start of the Inner Circle “ultimatum”, doing 1,063,000 viewers (618,000 in 18-49); NXT had Tommaso Ciampa vs Cameron Grimes, doing 600,000 viewers (206,000 in 18-49)
- Quarter 5 – AEW had the rest of the Inner Circle segment, and FTR interview with Tully Blanchard, and the beginning of Eddie Kingston, The Butcher & The Blade vs Lance Archer & the Lucha Bros, doing 1,010,000 viewers (593,000 in 18-49); NXT had the finish of Ciampa vs Grimes, a Raquel Gonzalez interview, and the Boa & Xia Li being tortured video, doing 638,000 viewers (216,000 in 18-49)
- Quarter 6 – AEW had the finish of the six-man tag, doing 926,000 viewers; NXT had a Johnny Gargano promo with his group, Karrion Kross attacking Damian Priest, and Dunne vs Dain, doing 675,000 viewers (231,000 in 18-49)
- Quarter 7 – AEW had an in-ring promo with Kenny Omega & Don Callis, doing 963,000 viewers (581,000 in 18-49); NXT had the rest of Dunne vs Dain, doing 644,000 viewers (224,000 in 18-49)
- Quarter 8 – AEW had MJF vs Orange Cassidy for the Dynamite Diamond ring, doing 971,000 viewers (569,000 in 18-49); NXT had Raquel Gonzalez vs Ember Moon and the post-match with Rhea Ripley and Toni Storm, doing 665,000 viewers (215,000 in 18-49)
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