Last night’s edition of NXT averaged 697,000 viewers on the USA Network, down 8.4 percent from last week. It’s the lowest number the show has done since March 31, which was two weeks prior to NXT’s move to Tuesday nights.
In the 18-49 demo, NXT finished 25th on cable last night with a 0.17 rating, down 5.6 percent from the previous week. That’s the lowest number NXT has drawn in the demo since March 24 and the lowest the show has finished on the cable charts on a Tuesday.
Numbers were down in every demo with the exception of men 18-49 and females 12-34, where NXT was even with last week.
The major sports competition on the night was in the form of two NBA games. The early game that went against NXT didn’t do anything above normal numbers. It averaged 960,000 viewers and drew a 0.32 rating in 18-49. The late game averaged 1.236 million viewers and drew a 0.52 in the demo.
Here’s a look at NXT’s individual demo numbers as compared to last week:
People 18-49: 0.17 (down 5.6 percent)
Women 18-49: 0.11 (down 21.4 percent)
Men 18-49: 0.22 (even)
People 18-34: 0.07 (down 12.5 percent)
Females 12-34: 0.06 (even)
Males 12-34: 0.12 (down 14.3 percent)
People 25-54: 0.21 (down 4.6 percent)
[People 50+: 0.38 (down 7.3 percent)
Year-over-year, NXT was up 15.4 percent in viewership and up 13.3 percent in the 18-49 demo. That is compared to running head-to-head on Wednesdays with AEW Dynamite last year. NXT was actually down year-over-year with both women 18-49 and people 18-34. The show was up in every other category except females 12-34, where it was even with one year ago this week.
Here’s a look at the last 11 weeks of NXT viewership and demo ratings as compared to the 10-week average: