WWE NXT has had the lowest viewership count on its last episode in the history of the brand. The key demo rating has dropped dramatically since August, after WWE hall of famer Shawn Michaels took the leadership role. The current ratings situation is not favorable for the business.
This week’s live edition of WWE NXT drew low viewership compared to past weeks. It drew 625,000 views despite typically attracting more than 650,000 viewers.
Furthermore, the key demo rating, which is in the range of 18 to 49, fell to 0.13. Whereas the prior few weeks’ rating was constantly up 0.15. On September 27, there were 660,000 viewers and a 0.16 rating in the key demo of 18-49, which then dropped down to 625,000 and 0.13.
For the record, the viewership was down 1.10% from the episode that aired one year ago. The average viewership last year was 665,807 per episode. As things stand right now, that shows it is pretty low compared to last year. The rating of the key demo was 0.16 last year. In recent times, 2019 had the highest average. It was 785,307 viewers per episode.
Despite receiving the lowest viewership and ratings, WWE NXT still managed to place #59 on television this week. Their cable ranking was #30, which is an improvement from the previous week’s cable viewership ranking of #77. On the other hand, the FBI show on CBS led the night in network TV viewership with an average of 6.967 million viewers and a 0.57 key demo rating.
As it stands, this week’s NXT had cameos from the main shows; the Brawling Brutes of SmackDown, who fought the NXT tag team champions, Pretty Deadly. Later on the show, there were some multiple fights; Toxic Attraction vs. Alba Fyre, Nikkita Lyons, and Zoey Stark; Von Wagner vs. Andre Chase was a qualifier for the NXT North America Title Ladder Match at Halloween Havoc; also, Wendy Choo vs. Lash Legend.