NXT ranks among top five on cable, figures for Dark Side & Ultimate Fighter

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/06/07/nxt-ranks-among-top-five-on-cable-figures-for-dark-side-ultimate-fighter/

NXT ranked among the top five cable programs for the second week in a row.

The June 6 edition of NXT averaged 615,000 viewers and 222,000 (0.17) in the 18-49 demographic, ranking fifth among cable originals.

It was the second week in a row that NXT ranked among the top five, which the program never achieves. Prior to last week, the highest NXT had ranked was #12 for the May 2 episode.

Its numbers were virtually unchanged from last week with viewership up by one percent and no change among the key demographic.

In the 18-49 demo, female viewership increased by eight percent to offset the six percent decrease with males.

Adults 18-34 dropped by three percent while the 50+ fell from 0.31 to 0.30.

NXT finished behind Real Housewives of New Jersey (1,193,000 viewers and 0.35 in the demo), Secret Skinwalker Ranch (1,741,000 and 0.19), PTI (628,000 and 0.18), and Beyond Skinwalker Ranch (1,485,000 and 0.17).

There was no NBA or NHL playoff competition. If the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Florida Panthers go to Game 5, it would be played next Tuesday night. The Golden Knights lead the series 2-0.

In Canada, NXT averaged 58,800 viewers and 24,700 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360 with viewership up 28 percent from last week while the demo was flat. It ranked eighth among sports programs in Canada on Tuesday, which was led by the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros, which did just over one million viewers.

The second week of Dark Side of the Ring focusing on Magnum T.A. (Terry Allen) averaged 155,000 viewers and 0.04 in the 18-49 demographic, which ranked #104 among cable originals. The show was up five percent in viewers and down from a 0.05 for last week’s season premiere on Chris Candido & Tammy Sytch. Next week’s episode focuses on The Graham Family.

The Ultimate Fighter on ESPN averaged 274,000 viewers and 0.11 in the 18-49 demographic featuring Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler as coaches. Overall viewership was down seven percent and the demo dropped from 0.14 to 0.11 or 21 percent. The series is simulcast on ESPN+. Cody Gibson of Team Chandler defeated Mando Gutierrez with a first-round TKO to advance in the bantamweight tournament on Tuesday as Chandler’s team has won the first two fights of the season.

Data: Showbuzz Daily & Wrestlenomics with original reporting from POST Wrestling