NXT Viewership Up 12% For Final Show Of The Year

NXT Viewership Up 12% For Final Show Of The Year

Tuesday’s live New Year’s Evil go-home edition of WWE NXT 2.0 drew 662,000 viewers on the USA Network, according to Nielsen via Wrestlenomics.

This is up 12.01% from last week’s 591,000 viewers.

The final NXT episode of 2021 drew a 0.16 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This is up 45.45% from last week’s 0.11 rating in the key demo. The 0.16 rating represents 211,000 18-49 viewers, which is up 42.57% from the 148,000 18-49 viewers that last week’s 0.11 key demo rating represented.

We will update the article later when the Cable Top 150 rankings are available.

Tuesday’s NXT drew the best audience since the Halloween Havoc episode on October 26. This was also the fourth-best audience since the NXT 2.0 revamp, and the fourth-best key demo rating in that period. This week’s viewership was up 12.01% from last week, while the key demo rating was up 45.45% from last week.

This week’s NXT viewership was up 13% from the episode that aired one year ago, while the 18-49 key demo rating was up 33.3% from the show that aired one year ago. The 2020 episode went head-to-head with Brodie Lee Tribute edition of AEW Dynamite.

Regarding the 2021 totals, NXT drew a total of 34.622 million viewers over 52 episodes, which includes Syfy episodes and Wednesday night episodes, for an average of 665,807 viewers per episode. NXT averaged a 0.16 18-49 key demo rating in 2021. To compare, the average 2021 viewership is down 4.69% from the 698,623 viewers per episode over 53 episodes that NXT averaged in 2020, and down 15.21% from the 785,307 viewers per episode over 53 episodes that NXT averaged in 2019.

This week’s live NXT featured several happenings advertised ahead of time – the go-home build for New Year’s Evil, Grayson Waller opening the show to address his RAW appearance, Waller vs. Dexter Lumis, Tiffany Stratton’s in-ring debut, Harland vs. Brian Kendrick, RAW Tag Team Champion Riddle appearing with MSK to call out NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium, Wade Barrett moderating a contract signing for NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong vs. NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes, plus NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne vs. Cora Jade and Raquel Gonzalez in a non-title match, which ended up being the Jade and Gonzalez vs. Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray in the main event.

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