Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/11/15/nxt-falls-from-last-weeks-large-audience/
Airing against a sea of sports programming NXT experienced a sizable drop from last week’s large audience.
The November 14 edition of NXT averaged 703,000 viewers and 272,000 (0.21) in the 18-49 demographic on the USA Network, per Wrestlenomics.
The audience fell by 11% while the key demo decreased by 22% from last week’s 18-49 audience, which was the second highest of 2023.
Sports programming was led by the College Football Playoffs Rankings Show with 1,730,000 viewers and 0.54 in the demo on ESPN that aired after the Duke vs. Michigan State game (1,514,000 and 0.44) at 9:16 p.m. ET before the Kentucky vs. Kansas game at 9:41 p.m. (1,534,000 and 0.49).
NXT also aired against the San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma Thunder game, which averaged 1,082,000 viewers and 0.38 in the demo on TNT, per Sports Media Watch.
NXT saw declines of 20% viewership in its 18-34 demographic at 122,000 viewers including a 25% loss among women this week.
Adults 35-49 fell by 23% to 150,000 with men decreasing by 26%.
In Canada, the show averaged 88,400 viewers and 40,600 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360, which was an increase over last week’s figures of 79,200 and 33,400 respectively.
The show was headlined by Baron Corbin beating Wes Lee and setting up the main event of NXT Deadline where Ilja Dragunov will defend his championship against Corbin.
Next week’s episode will be a taped edition of NXT.