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Last night’s NXT on USA episode (5/11) drew 697,000 viewers, the first sub 700,000 viewership level since moving to Tuesday nights. It drew a 0.57 cable rating and a 0.17 adult 18-49 demo rating. That 18-49 demo rating landed it at no. 25 among all cable shows on Tuesday night.
The viewership has dropped three straight weeks after increasing three straight weeks in its final two Wednesday nights and its first episode on Tuesday night.
We also now have 7-day viewership totals for the first two weeks unopposed by AEW on Tuesday nights. It drew 964,000 on Apr. 14, up from 955,000 viewers the prior week for the show that premiered on Wednesday. The Apr. 21 episode was similar with 962,000 viewers.
NXT hasn’t topped 1 million viewers after 7-days of live and delayed views since it topped 1 million viewers six out of the final eight weeks of 2019.
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