The first round of ratings since NXT moved to Tuesday nights have been revealed.
As noted by ShowBuzzDaily 805,000 people tuned in to the black and gold brand in their new spot on the schedule. With a 0.22 rating in the key 18-49 year-old demographic.
The April 13th edition of the show saw NXT run unopposed by any other wrestling content.
The figure marks a rise from their final week’s ratings in competition with AEW Dynamite on Wednesday nights, where the the show drew in 768,000 viewers. This was compared with 688,000 who tuned into the see AEW’s flagship show. However, NXT aired the first night of its NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver special which may have caused an increase in the figures.
Speaking ahead of the move to Tuesday nights, WWE’s EVP of Global Talent Strategy and Development Paul Levesque commented that he felt airing the night after RAW would help the show.
“We now feel like we’re in a good place where we can move that consistent fanbase over to Tuesdays. We believe they’ll follow us. That way we can grow the brand more given the lead-in from Monday Night Raw, which we’ve seen in the past.”
It had previously been noted that Nielsen ratings for NXT on the USA Network had averaged around 840,000 total viewers per week in 2020. The number watching WWE’s third brand increased up to 30% for special Tuesday night editions of the show.