Running unopposed with AEW Dynamite preempted due to the NBA playoffs, WWE NXT posted its strongest viewership since November on Wednesday night.
Last night’s NXT, which was the go-home show for TakeOver XXX, averaged 853,000 viewers. That’s up from the 619,000 the show drew last week. The rating in the 18-49 demo was a 0.24, up from last Wednesday’s 0.16.
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While Dynamite didn’t air last night, NXT did face competition from the NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs, and news coverage of the Democratic National Convention.
This was NXT’s best viewership number since the November 20 edition of the show averaged 916,000 viewers. After ranking 65th in all cable programs in the 18-49 demo last Wednesday, NXT rose to 23rd in that metric last night.
The rating in the 18-34 demo was a 0.09, down from the 0.11 that NXT drew two weeks ago. That would seemingly indicate that much of AEW’s younger audience migrated to news or sports coverage rather than head over to USA Network to check out the other Wednesday wrestling show.
This week’s Dynamite will air on Saturday at 6 p.m. Eastern time or immediately following the NBA playoffs. The TakeOver XXX pre-show is starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, with the main card then beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern.