According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Charlotte Flair brought in the most viewership for NXT during 2020, drawing 47,000 new viewers per segment.
Flair won the NXT Women’s Championship for the second time at WrestleMania 36, beating Rhea Ripley in an explosive battle. Regularly seen on the weekly NXT TV, she achieved the best average viewership growth in all of 2020. Flair eventually lost the title to Io Shirai in a triple threat match (also involving Rhea Ripley), ending her reign at just 63 days.
In the year of uncertainty, 2020 was certainly a successful one for The Queen. She won the Women’s Royal Rumble match, subsequently challenging and then beating Rhea for her NXT Title, then ended the year as one half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship’s with Asuka.
47,000 NEW viewers per Flair segment is a significant number, it’s nearly double the number for Velveteen Dream and Rhea Ripley (the two superstars who generated the most improvements in the show’s audience data behind Flair).
Dave Meltzer’s report highlights some interesting statistics, including Jon Moxley being the key draw for AEW throughout 2020 and most surprisingly the suggestion that Adam Cole & Roderick Strong vs Breezango from this past weeks NXT was “likely the lowest audience and 18-49 viewers for a main event in NXT history”.
Charlotte Flair is now the most decorated woman in WWE history, with 13 titles to her name there’s no question why her name on the card draws numbers. Her 2021 path is yet to be paved, but if 2020 is any sign of things to come then it’s bound to be another successful journey to be travelled by The Nature Girl.