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AEW Beats NXT By Over Half A Million Viewers In The First Week Of Wednesday Night War

NXT WWE vs AEW Wednesday Night War

• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (October 3, 1987) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to ‘Starrcade 1987’.

The card can be found below:

Tony & David announcement

– ROAD WARRIORS vs. FIELDS/FRANKS

– Road Warriors & Paul Ellering post match interview

– TERRY TAYLOR vs. TERRY JONES

– Ron Garvin interview

– ARN ANDERSON & TULLY BLANCHARD vs. FORCE/ANGEL

– Lex Luger w/ J.J. Dillon interview

– Jim Crockett Jr. announces Starrcade 87 & ticket info

– LEX LUGER vs. MAX MacGyver

– Dusty Rhodes interview

– WARLORD & IVAN KOLOFF vs. STIENBORN & RIDDLE

– Ric Flair interview

– NIKITA KOLOFF vs. EL NEGRO

WATCH: Former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly Shows Off Her Hot Buns:

• AEW Beats NXT By Over Half A Million Viewers In The First Week Of Wednesday Night War

This week’s debut episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT drew 1.41 million viewers. On the other hand, NXT on the USA Network drew 891,000 viewers, which is down from previous week’s 1.01 million viewers.

In the Cable Top 150 ’18-49′ demographic list, AEW Dynamite ranked #2 and NXT ranked #10.

In comparison, this week’s RAW drew 2.57 million viewers, which is up from previous week’s 2.21 million viewers.

As we noted earlier, WWE issued the following statement to media regarding AEW Dynamite’s debut on TNT:

“Congratulations to AEW on a successful premiere. The real winners of last night’s head-to-head telecasts of NXT on USA Network and AEW on TNT are the fans, who can expect Wednesday nights to be a competitive and wild ride as this is a marathon, not a one-night sprint.”

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