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AEW Dynamite Beats WWE SmackDown In Ratings, WWE Officials Disappointed (Details)

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (October 28, 1990) – NWA Main Event

On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1990’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– Juicer (Art Barr) vs. Paul Lee

– Renegade Warriors vs. Brian Carr & Jeff Stone

– Interviews w/Michael Hayes & Richard Marley

– Tag Champs Doom vs. Bret Holiday & Tommy Angel

– Danger Zone w/Norman & The Juicer

– Norman vs. Keith Hart

– Southern Boys Award Ceremonies (Jim Cornette interrupts)

– Nasty Boys vs. Terry Taylor & Tommy Rich

• AEW Dynamite Beats WWE SmackDown In Ratings, WWE Officials Disappointed (Details)

This week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, which aired on FS1 because of MLB World Series, drew 888,000 viewers.

This is down from previous week’s 2.42 million viewers.

WWE Backstage, which aired on FS1 after SmackDown, drew 426,000 viewers.

With SmackDown drawing such a low number, AEW Dynamite was able to beat it in viewership last week.

According to WrestleVotes, WWE officials were left disappointed with this number as they weren’t expecting it to be this low:

“Internally, WWE expected this past Friday’s SmackDown to do similar numbers to what the show was doing on USA Network prior to the move. It didn’t come close.

The Tuesday night to Friday night move hasn’t gone as expected, regardless of what FOX channel the show is on.”

Below are the viewership numbers for AEW & WWE shows from last week:

RAW: 2.34 million viewers (up from previous week’s 2.29 million viewers)

NXT: 698,000 viewers (down from previous week’s 712,000 viewers)

Dynamite: 963,000 viewers (down from previous week’s 1.01 million viewers)

SmackDown: 888,000 viewers (down from previous week’s 2.42 million viewers)

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