NXT 2.0 hits highest 18-49 audience since October, #7 on cable

Originally published at NXT 2.0 hits highest 18-49 audience since October, #7 on cable

NXT 2.0 continued WWE’s trend of strong television numbers with its highest 18-49 audience since October.

Despite being a taped edition of the show, the June 21st edition of NXT 2.0 averaged 637,000 viewers and approximately 235,000 (0.18) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

WWE NXT last night on USA Network (8-10:04pm):

637,000 viewers
P18-49 rating: 0.18
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— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) June 22, 2022

It was NXT’s highest 18-49 audience since the ‘Halloween Havoc’ edition of the show on October 26, 2021.

The strong demo audience led to NXT finished seventh among cable originals, on a night where they didn’t air against the Stanley Cup Finals. The cable numbers were led by the College World Series on ESPN which averaged 1,107,000 viewers and 0.25 in the demo.

The show was up 47 percent this week in 18-49, with a 67 percent jump in 18-34, and more than doubled its female audience in 18-49 and 12-34.

Males 18-49 also saw a healthy increase of 30 percent from last week.

In adults 50+, the gain was only 10 percent as overall viewership increased by four percent this week with the larger gains among the younger demos.

The show was taped two weeks ago and featured Carmelo Hayes retaining the NXT North American Championship against Tony D’Angelo in the main event. The show will be live next Tuesday night.

In Canada, the show averaged approximately 43,000 viewers on Sportsnet 360 and just missed the top ten sports programs for the night. The viewership was up from 41,600 the week prior.