NXT 2.0 delivers highest 18-49 audience since New Year's Evil in January

Originally published at NXT 2.0 delivers highest 18-49 audience since New Year's Evil in January

NXT 2.0 presented its final episode before Stand & Deliver with the show posting its highest demo figure since January.

The March 29th edition of the program averaged 626,000 viewers and approximately 189,000 (0.14) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

WWE NXT last night on USA Network:
626,000 viewers
P18-49: 0.14 (189,000)

Highest P18-49 viewership since January 4. Equal to last week in total viewers.

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— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) March 30, 2022

It was the show’s best performance in the key demographic since the New Year’s Evil special on January 4th and its fourth-highest viewership of the year.

It finished #22 among cable originals on Tuesday and faced direct competition from the L.A. Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks game that topped cable for the night with 991,000 viewers and 0.35 in 18-49 on TNT. NXT also aired against Curse of Oak Island, Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Fox News programming, which were among the top ten cable programs on Tuesday.

Over five episodes in the month of March, NXT 2.0 averaged 608,000 viewers and 178,000 in 18-49.

NXT was virtually identical to last week in terms of viewers and increased their 18-49 number by three percent. They saw a sizable loss of 22 percent among its 18-34 audience but somewhat offset by a rise of 16 percent among those 35-49. The 50+ audience dropped from 0.37 to 0.35 this week.

In Canada, the show averaged approximately 66,000 viewers on Sportsnet 360 and did not finish among the top ten sports programs for the night.

The show was headlined by Cameron Grimes defeating Roderick Strong and A-Kid for the final spot in the NXT North American Championship ladder match at Stand & Deliver this Saturday.

Stand & Deliver marks the first NXT show outside of the Performance Center since the pandemic began two years ago. The show takes place on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET from the American Airlines Center in Dallas and streams on Peacock and the WWE Network.