A more delayed version of everyone’s favourite Thursday evening discourse…

To provide some reference: in the UK, WWE currently broadcasts on BT Sports – having moved there after spending decades with Sky Sports. Raw, SmackDown and NXT usually air live (that is, the same time as in the US) on BT Sports 1, with replays and edited highlights scattered around BT’s three sports channels throughout the rest of the week. NXT UK was added to the schedule on Fridays, while other specials air periodically – gone are the days of the weekly Afterburn, Bottom Line and Experience shows!

Meanwhile, AEW Dynamite airs on ITV4 in the UK – albeit on a two day delay, and in a really inconsistent timeslot. Dark is only available via YouTube, while pay-per-views no longer air in the UK since ITV Box Office shut down in January 2020.

These numbers come from BARB and Thinkbox, who typically update on Monday afternoons. I’m only looking at the *first airings* of each show – so the live airings of Raw, SmackDown and NXT, and the first run of AEW Dynamite. Any additional details are added as and when I come across them…

Data for ITV4’s top 50 shows are currently available to the public on a weekly basis, while BT Sports is related to the top 15. These include +7 data. That is, counting viewers who watch the shows live, via time-shift (recordings) or through any official on-demand services, be it the channel’s website, apps, or through a satellite/cable box’s on-demand section).



October 12, 2020 Update
Raw live on October 5 – 63,800 (down 6,500 on the prior week)
NXT live on October 7 – did not chart
SmackDown live on October 9 – 65,700 (up 15,000 on the prior week)

Impact Wrestling on Freesports – 13,000 (debut episode on the station)

AEW Dynamite from October 7 (aired October 9) – 143,000 (down 6,000 on the prior week)

October 12, 2020 Update
Raw live on September 28 – 70,300 (up 15,300 on the prior week)
NXT live on September 30 – did not chart
SmackDown live on October 2 – 50,700 (down 19,900 on the prior week)

NXT UK from October 2 (aired on WWE Network October 1) – 9,000

AEW Dynamite from September 30 (aired October 2) – 149,000 (up 32,000 on the prior week)

October 5, 2020 Update
Raw live on September 21 – 55,000 (down 16,900 on the prior week)
NXT live on September 23 – did not chart
SmackDown live on September 25 – 52,600 (up 29,100 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from September 23 (aired September 25) – 117,000 (down 34,000 on the prior week)

September 28, 2020 Update
Raw live on September 14 – 71,900 (up 45,000 on the prior week)
NXT live on September 16 – 32,700 (up 11,000 on the prior week)
SmackDown live on September 18 – 23,500  (down 48,000 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from September 16 (aired September 18) – 151,000 (down 8,000 on the prior week)

September 21, 2020 Update
Raw live on September 7 – 26,900 (down 23,600 on the prior week)
NXT live on September 8 – 21,700 (down 12,900 on the prior week)
SmackDown live on September 11 – 71,500 (up 41,600 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from September 9 (aired September 11) – 159,000 (up 27,000 on the prior week)

September 14, 2020 Update
Raw live on August 31 – 50,500 (down 2,100 on the prior week)
NXT live on September 1 – 34,600 (no week on week comparison)
SmackDown live on September 4 – 29,900 (down 19,800 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from September 2 (aired September 4) – 132,000 (down 19,000 on the prior week)

September 7, 2020 Update
Raw live on August 24 – 52,600 (down 5,000 on the prior week)
NXT on August 26 – did not chart
SmackDown live on August 28 – 49,700 (down 49,800 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from August 27 (aired August 30) – 151,000 (up 52,000 on the prior week)

August 31, 2020 Update
Raw live on August 17 – 57,600 (no week on week comparison)
NXT live on August 19 – did not chart
SmackDown live on August 21 (Thunderdome debut) – 89,500 (no week on week comparison)

AEW Dynamite from August 22 (aired August 23) – 99,000 (down 9,000 on the prior week)

August 24, 2020 Update
Raw live on August 10 – did not chart
NXT live on August 12 – did not chart
SmackDown live on August 14 – did not chart

AEW Dynamite from August 12 (aired August 14) – 108,000 (down 37,000 on the prior week)

August 17, 2020 Update
Raw live on August 3 – 53,300 (up 25,200 on the prior week)
NXT live on August 5 – did not chart
SmackDown live on August 7 – did not chart

AEW Dynamite from August 5 (aired August 7) – 145,000 (up 62,000 on the prior week)

August 10, 2020 Update
Raw live on July 27 – 28,100 (down 17,000 on the prior week)
NXT live on July 29 – 8,100 (no week on week comparison)
SmackDown live on July 31 – 11,300 (down 7,500 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from July 29 (aired July 31) – 83,000 (down 52,000 on the prior week)

August 03, 2020 Update
Raw live on July 20 – 45,100 (up 16,100 on the prior week)
NXT live on July 22 – did not chart
SmackDown live on July 24 – 18,800 (down 8,400 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from July 22 (aired July 24) – 135,000 (up 35,000 on the prior week)

July 27, 2020 Update
Raw live on July 13 – 29,000 viewers (down 13,700 on the prior week)
NXT live on July 15 – did not chart
SmackDown live on July 17 – 27,200 (no week on week comparison)

AEW Dynamite from July 15 (aired July 17 – Fight for the Fallen) – 100,000 (up 4,000 on the prior week)

July 20, 2020 Update
Raw live on July 6 – 42,700 (up 25,700 on the prior week)
NXT live on July 8 – 14,000 (up 3,200 on the prior week)
SmackDown live on July 10 – did not chart

AEW Dynamite from July 8 (aired July 10 – Fyter Fest week two) – 96,000 (up 4,000 on the prior week)

July 13, 2020 Update
Raw live on June 29 – 17,000 viewers (down 44,400 on the prior week)
NXT live on July 1 – 10,800 (no week on week comparison)
SmackDown live on July 3 – did not chart

AEW Dynamite from July 1 (aired July 3 – Fyter Fest week one) – 92,000 (down 11,000 on the prior week)

July 06, 2020 Update
Raw live on June 22 – 61,400 (up 2,500 on the prior week)
NXT live on June 24 – did not chart
SmackDown live on June 26 – did not chart

AEW Dynamite from June 24 (aired June 26) – 103,000 (down 17,000 on the prior week)

June 29, 2020 Update
Raw live on June 15 – 58,900 (up 14,800 on the week)
NXT live on June 17 – did not chart
SmackDown live on June 19 – 36,100 (no week on week comparison)

AEW Dynamite from June 17 (aired June 19) – 120,000 (down 13,000 on the prior week)

June 22, 2020 Update
Raw live on June 08 – 44,100 (down 22,800 on the week)
NXT live on June 10 – did not chart
SmackDown live on June 12 – did not chart

AEW Dynamite from June 10 (aired June 12) – 133,000 (up 66,000 on the prior week)

June 15, 2020 Update
Raw live on June 01 – 66,900 (down 7,800 on the prior week)
NXT live on June 03 – did not chart
SmackDown live on June 05 – 23,700 (down 20,300 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from June 03 (aired June 05) – 67,000 (down 44,000 on the prior week)

June 08, 2020 Update
Raw live on May 25 – 74,700 (down 6,100 on the prior week)
NXT live on May 27 – did not chart
SmackDown live on May 29 – 44,400 (up 4,500 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from May 27 (aired May 29) – 111,000 (down 11,100 on the prior week)

June 01, 2020 Update
Raw live on May 18 – 80,800 (up 24,800 on the prior week)
NXT live on May 20 – did not chart
SmackDown live on May 22 – 39,500 (down 29,000 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from May 20 (aired May 22) – 122,000 (no week on week comparison)

May 25, 2020 Update
Raw live on May 11 – 56,000 (up 2,400 on the prior week)
NXT live on May 13 – did not chart
SmackDown live on May 15 – 68,500 (up 32,700)

AEW Dynamite from May 13 (aired May 15) – did not chart

May 18, 2020 Update
Raw live on May 04 – 53,600 (down 7,500 on the prior week)
NXT live on May 06 – did not chart
SmackDown live on May 08 – 35,800 (down 1,900 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from May 06 (aired May 08) – did not chart

May 11, 2020 Update
Raw live on April 27 – 61,100 (up 22,400 on the prior week)
NXT live on April 29 – did not chart
SmackDown live on May 01 – 37,700 (up 2,200 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from April 29 (aired May 01) – 127,000 (no week on week comparison)

May 04, 2020 Update
Raw live on April 20 – 38,700 (down 4,300 on the prior week)
NXT live on April 22 – 11,400 (down 100 on the prior week)
SmackDown live on April 24 – 35,500 (down 10,300 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from April 22 (aired April 24) – did not chart

April 27, 2020 Update
Raw live on April 13 – 43,000 (down 35,900 on the prior week)
NXT live on April 15 – 11,500 (down 24,300 on the prior week)
SmackDown live on April 17 – 45,800 (down 42,500 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from April 15 (aired April 17) – 106,000 (no week on week comparison)

April 20, 2020 Update
Raw live on April 06 – 78,900 (up 14,000 on the prior week)
NXT live on April 08 – 35,800 (no week on week comparison)
SmackDown live on April 10 – 88,300 (up 38,600 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from April 08 (aired April 10) – did not chart

April 13, 2020 Update
Raw live on March 30 – 54,800 (down 5,500 on the prior week)
NXT live on April 01 – did not chart
SmackDown live on April 03 – 49,700 (down 8,600 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from April 01 (aired April 03) – 117,000 (no week on week comparison)

April 06, 2020 Update
Raw live onMarch 23 – 60,300 (down 7,500 on the prior week)
NXT live on March 25 – 26,900 (down 13,400 on the prior week)
SmackDown live on March 27 – 41,100 (down 22,500 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from March 25 (aired March 27) – did not chart

March 30, 2020 Update
Raw live on March 16 – 67,800 (down 32,600 on the prior week)
NXT live on March 18 – 40,300
SmackDown live on March 20 – 63,600 (down 20,900 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from March 18 (aired March 20) – 101,000 (no week on week comparison)

March 23, 2020 Update
Raw live on March 9 – 100,400 (up 7,200 on the prior week)
NXT live on March 11 – did not chart
SmackDown live on March 13 – 84,500 (up 26,900 on the prior week)

AEW Dynamite from March 11 (aired March 13) – did not chart

March 16, 2020 Update
Raw live on March 2 – 93,200
NXT live on March 4 – 46,200
SmackDown live on March 6 – 57,600

AEW Dynamite from March 4 (aired March 6) – 89,000 (up 21,000 on the prior week)

March 09, 2020 Update
Raw live on February 24 – 76, 600
NXT live on February 26 – 46,400
SmackDown live on February 28 – 88,600

AEW Dynamite from February 26 (aired February 28) – 68,000 (down 56,000 on the prior week)

March 02, 2020 Update
Raw live on February 17 – 88,600
NXT live on February 19 – 59,800
SmackDown live on February 21 – 84,100

AEW Dynamite from February 19 (aired February 21) – 124,000 (up 41,000 on the prior week)

February 24, 2020 Update
Raw live on February 10 – 102,700
NXT live on February 12 – 41,600
SmackDown live on February 14 – 83,000

AEW Dynamite from February 12 (aired February 14) – 143,000 (up 46,000 on the prior week)

February 17, 2020 Update
Raw live on February 3 – 92,600
NXT live on February 5 – 35,900
SmackDown live on February 7 – 100,500

AEW Dynamite from February 5 (aired February 7) – 97,000 (down 14,000 on the prior week)

February 10, 2020 Update
Raw live on January 27 – 75,800
NXT live on January 29 – 28,000
SmackDown live on January 31 – 110,800

AEW Dynamite from January 29 (aired January 31) – 111,000 (up 5,000 on the prior week)

February 3, 2020 Update
Raw live on January 20 – 101,600
NXT live on January 22 – did not chart
SmackDown live on January 24 – 53,100

AEW Dynamite from January 22 (aired January 24) – 106,000 (down 27,000 on the prior week)

January 27, 2020 Update
Raw live on January 13 – 108,100
NXT live on January 15 – 24,800
SmackDown live on January 17 – 113,200

AEW Dynamite from January 15 (aired January 17) – 133,000

January 20, 2020 Update
Raw live on January 6 – 80,900 – first Raw on BT Sport
NXT live on January 8 – 25,100
SmackDown live on January 10 – 72,400

AEW Dynamite from January 8 (aired January 10) – did not chart

January 13, 2020 Update
Raw live on December 30, 2019 – 23,800 – last Raw on Sky Sports
NXT live on January 1, 2020 – did not chart – first live WWE show on BT Sport
SmackDown live on January 3 – 107,600 – first SmackDown on BT Sport

AEW Dynamite from January 1 (aired January 3) – 147,000

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