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WWE NXT, Tuesday on USA Network, was watched by 773,000 viewers on average, including about 300,000 aged 18 to 49, for a 0.23 P18-49 rating.
NXT ranked #2 in P18-49 among cable originals for the day, according to Showbuzz Daily, the best ranking NXT has ever had. Including broadcast primetime, it ranked #9.
The episode featured a special appearance from Seth Rollins who wrestled Bron Breakker in the show’s main event.
This was NXT’s highest P18-49 viewership since October 28, 2020 for a “Halloween Havoc”-branded episode and its highest total viewership since April 20, 2021.
Dark Side of the Ring on VICE at 10 pm, focusing on Matt Bourne, was watched by 201,000 viewers on average, including about 91,000 aged 18 to 49, for a 0.07 P18-49 rating.
Viewership had built each week for Dark Side of the Ring so far. This was the series’ highest in both P18-49 and total viewership since the Chris Kanyon episode on September 23, 2021.
Compared to last week, NXT was up 33% in total viewership. Among viewers 18-49, viewership was up 46%.
Compared to last week, Dark Side of the Ring was up 2% in total viewership. Among viewers 18-49, viewership was up 18%.
Dark Side of the Ring ranked #57 in P18-49 among cable originals. Including broadcast primetime, it ranked #75.
America’s Got Talent on NBC (0.66) ranked #1 overall for Tuesday. The College World Series Lsu/Tennessee on ESPN (0.43) led cable originals.
Viewer counts in thousands, calculated from national ratings, for this week’s episode with difference versus the median of the last 28 days in parentheses:
P2+: 773 (+30%)
P18-49: 300 (+41%)
M18-49: 214 (+50%)
F18-49: 92 (+29%)
P18-34: 119 (+30%)
P35-49: 181 (+48%)
Non-P18-49: 473 (+24%)
F12-34: 52 (+46%)
M12-34: 96 (+33%)
P25-54: 377 (+48%)
P50+: 433 (+23%)
Most-viewed YouTube videos from NXT, as of 10am today:
Rollins vs. Breakker – World Heavyweight Championship Match: 355,389
Hayes saves Rollins from a Bálor attack: 331,511
Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his return to NXT: 239,168
Rollins comes face-to-face with Hayes: 144,390
Stratton and Hail come to blows during Chase U’s pep rally: 83,196
Seth “Freakin” Rollins imparts wisdom onto Nathan Frazer: 70,196
Wes Lee vs. Tyler Bate – NXT North American Championship: 66,927
Dana Brooke vs. Cora Jade: 64,473
Hayes and Corbin engage in a tense standoff: 58,641
Gable Steveson offers to help Eddy Thorpe: 42,950
This ratings report was written with the assistance of automated programs created by me, then manually edited.
Brandon Thurston has written about wrestling business since 2015. He’s also worked as an independent wrestler and trainer.
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