NXT presented Night Two of The Great American Bash this week as a counter-programming to AEW’s second week of Fyter Fest, and once again edged it out in the viewership.
The NXT episode featuring a major Winner Take All match saw a total of 759,000 viewers while AEW Dynamite could pull in only 715,000 viewers for the Fyter Fest episode.
This is the third week in a row that NXT managed to edge out AEW after last week’s Night One of GAB brought in 792,000 viewers compared to 748,000 viewers of AEW. Both the episodes had slight falls this week, but it’s still respectable compared to the RAW and SmackDown decline.
In a much interesting report, NXT’s main-event pulled in more than 900,000 viewers, while AEW’s main-event featuring former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy could muster 675,000 viewers, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
This is a major relief after NXT’s main-event was spoiled by Saurav Gurjar’s Instagram story last week.
AEW’s complete Night Two results also found their way to the dirtsheets, but Keith Lee’s crowning became a major talking point. It was believed that Lee’s upcoming win would draw in more viewers, and it worked out exactly in that fashion.
AEW continued to beat NXT in the key demographics, but NXT held its own in overall ratings. With both shows continuing their battle for next week, NXT is planning a stacked card to counter AEW Fight for the Fallen.