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WWE NXT last night on USA Network, was watched by 622,000 viewers on average, including about 220,000 aged 18 to 49, for a 0.17 P18-49 rating.
NXT ranked #2 in P18-49 among cable originals for the day, according to Showbuzz Daily, tying NXT’s best ranking ever set last week, despite lower viewership. Including broadcast primetime, it ranked #14.
Dark Side of the Ring on VICE at 10 pm, focusing on the Junkyard Dog, was watched by 229,000 viewers on average, including about 79,000 aged 18 to 49, for a 0.06 P18-49 rating.
This was Dark Side of the Ring’s highest total viewership since June 10, 2021, for the episode on Dynamite Kid.
Dark Side ranked #75 among cable originals.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta on MTV was #1 on cable with a 0.17 rating, edging out NXT.
Compared to last week, NXT was down 20% in total viewership from last week’s two-year high. Among viewers 18 to 49, viewership was down 28% from last week’s 304,000.
Compared to last week, Dark Side of the Ring was up 14% in total viewership. Among viewers 18 to 49, viewership was down 19% from last week’s 98,000.
Viewership for Dark Side of the Ring has continued to grow for each episode this season compared to the prior week.
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+: 622 (+2%)
P18-49: 220 (-1%)
M18-49: 145 (+2%)
F18-49: 75 (-7%)
P18-34: 93 (-1%)
M18-34: 72 (+17%)
F18-34: 22 (-35%)
P35-49: 127 (-1%)
M35-49: 73 (-12%)
F35-49: 53 (+14%)
Non-P18-49: 402 (+3%)
Dark Side of the Ring:
P2+: 229 (+30%)
P18-49: 79 (+9%)
M18-49: 43 (+16%)
F18-49: 36 (+31%)
P18-34: 12 (-27%)
M18-34: 10 (-13%)
F18-34: 2 (-20%)
P35-49: 67 (+22%)
M35-49: 33 (+27%)
F35-49: 34 (+33%)
Non-P18-49: 150 (+47%)
Most-viewed YouTube videos from NXT, as of 3pm today:
Carmelo Hayes vs. Baron Corbin – NXT Championship Match: 154,203
Ripley warns Hayes not to mess with The Judgment Day: 93,683
Ripley likes what she sees from Valkyria and Jayne: 82,368
Andre Chase returns to NXT to defend Duke Hudson: 59,790
Hail vs. Stratton – NXT Women’s Championship Match: 58,995
Joe Coffey tells Tony D’Angelo that Stacks is the rat: 44,872
The Creed Brothers & The Dyad agree to a high-stakes match: 44,593
Kiana James dumps paint on Gigi Dolin: 43,365
Nathan Frazer vs. Dragon Lee – NXT Heritage Cup Match: 36,506
Gigi Dolin vs. Kiana James: 35,561
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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