Following the conclusion of the Stand & Deliver season, WWE NXT is now setting its sights on the upcoming major event, Battleground. However, some fans have taken a brief hiatus from the show. According to Wrestlenomics, the Tuesday night episode of NXT experienced a decline in total viewership, with only an average of 528,000 viewers tuning in.
This represents the lowest viewership for NXT on the USA Network to date. Despite the decrease in overall viewers, the P18-49 demographic remained steady with 170,000 viewers, maintaining the show's position at 18th place in overall cable ratings.
The NBA dominated Tuesday night's ratings, with the Atlanta Hawks triumphing over the Miami Heat 116-105 and the Los Angeles Lakers securing a 108-102 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on TNT. These recent ratings for WWE come amidst a 20% drop in Raw's ratings.
However, the Monday night program did manage to garner its largest P18-49 audience since before the COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, SmackDown witnessed a modest 4% increase in its ratings for the previous Friday's episode.
NXT Highlights Amid Dip
The most recent NXT episode was headlined by Grayson Waller, who secured a title match against NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes in the upcoming Spring Breakin' special scheduled for two weeks. Waller emerged victorious in a Fatal Four-Way Match against competitors Duke Hudson, Dragon Lee, and J.D.
McDonagh. The show also featured Cora Jade challenging the women's division after her attack on NXT Women's Champion Indi Hartwell the previous week. Former champion Bron Breakker made quite an impression during the episode, interrupting an event where Duke Hudson was honored by Chase U.
Breakker forcefully tackled Andre Chase and tore a Chase U flag apart after driving off the popular group. These recent developments in WWE NXT demonstrate the ebb and flow of viewership as fans anticipate the next major event, Battleground.
With new rivalries and storylines unfolding, WWE NXT will surely provide more excitement and entertainment for wrestling enthusiasts. As the Spring Break-in particular approaches, fans will be eagerly awaiting the outcomes of these high-stakes matches, and it remains to be seen whether the ratings will rebound in response to these developments.