Dynamite pulled in 1.018 million viewers.
To compare, Monday's post-Hell In a Cell edition of WWE RAW on the USA Network drew an average of 2.334 million viewers, down from last week's 2.571 million viewers for the RAW season premiere episode, which the best red brand viewership since the post-SummerSlam episode on August 12, which drew 2.729 million viewers. It continued the show's downward trend from the September 18 hour-long debut, which drew almost 1.18 million viewers, making it the No. 4 show on cable that night.
The ratings released by Showbuzz Daily also highlighted the age divide between the two shows continued to grow.
The only demo that NXT won was 50+ by a rating of 0.40 to 0.30.
AEW finished eighth in the cable ratings in the 18-49 demographic. The difference was still there in the female dem, though the gap was smaller with NXT drawing 0.16% to AEW's 0.26%.
For all the talk about how Full Sail is a part of the NXT experience, it would make sense to bring the show on the road simply for perception. Both stars have hard a hard time keeping it together recently with The Elite taking a serious beating from Chris Jericho's new faction, The Inner Circle. NXT also received praise for several strong matches, particularly the cruiserweight title match between Lio Rush and Drew Gulak.
Two NXT superstars debuted in WWE on Tuesday night.
It was noted that there was talk of NXT only running events weekly in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University even before the head-to-head competition with AEW started because WWE had no time to set things up.it was added that a move to different arenas would take place in early 2020.