UPDATE: WWE has issued a statement about the NXT viewership:
On the heels of last week’s NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver, which was the most-watched NXT TakeOver in history, NXT made its Tuesday night premiere last night on USA Network with impressive results across TV and social media. NXT was up +16% YOY and had more viewers than the NBA game on TNT and NHL game on NBCSN in both P2+ and P18-49. On social media, NXT was the most-social national TV show in primetime.
NXT moving to Tuesday nights has already proven to be a good move.
Per Showbuzz Daily, NXT viewership was up for its Tuesday night debut as it did 805,000 viewers. That’s up from NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver Night 1 last week, which did 768,000 viewers. It kept its 18-49 demographic rating stayed steady at .22, which allowed it to rank at No. 8 for the night. This is the highest viewership of the year for NXT.
NXT VIEWERSHIP YEAR-TO-DATE RANKINGS
- Apr. 13 – 805,000 – 2021 High
- Jan. 14 – 551,000 – 2021 Low
- Apr. 13 – 805,000 – This Week