Updated: Aug 30, 2020
Hello and welcome back to the (delayed) wrestling ratings leaderboard. This was the first of the pre-emptions so I delayed the article to make sure the whole week was counted. We also have AEW's ratings so here's a quick write-up of how they did.
I think AEW's ratings of a 0.31 in P18-49 and 755,000 total viewers has to be a success. They only dropped slightly in both of those values (0.32 to 0.31 and 792,000 to 755,000) despite having to move to an entirely different and much less desirable timeslot. They were also actually up 15.8% in M18-49 (0.38 to 0.44), 16.7% in P18-34 and 47.1% in M12-34 (0.17 to 0.25) and pretty close in the other demos. The detailed breakdowns and graphs will be around on Friday night in the weekly column.
To see how they compare to last week, here's a link to that leaderboard
As for the leaderboard, it's broadly back to normal, with Smackdown winning all of their demos, NXT losing nearly everything to AEW, and the Wednesday (ish) night numbers beating Raw. It's hard to read too much into this with AEW moving and NXT facing heavy competition but it's still interesting enough. The only noteworthy numbers were NXT beating AEW in P2+ and Raw scoring above the Wednesday night numbers in F12-34