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WWE NXT Viewership Increases from Last Week with Street Fight Main Event and Finn Balor’s Return

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Tuesday’s live edition of WWE NXT on the USA Network drew 761,000 viewers on the USA Network, according to Nielsen via Showbuzz Daily.

It should be noted that this was the fourth NXT episode to air on Tuesday nights, with no head-to-head competition from AEW Dynamite. The show featured a Street Fight for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles, which saw The Way’s Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell capture the straps from Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart. Finn Balor also returned on the show, making his first appearance since losing the NXT Title to Karrion Kross at “Takeover: Stand and Deliver” in April.

This viewership is up 2.3% from last week’s show, which drew 744,000 viewers.

NXT ranked #21 on the Cable Top 150 this week with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 key demographic. This ranking is down while the rating is also down 18.2% from last week’s third Tuesday show, which ranked #11 with a 0.22 rating in the key demo.

NXT ranked #60 in viewership this week. This is down from last week’s #56 ranking.

This week’s NXT viewership was up 2.3% from last week, while the 18-49 key demo rating was down 18.2%. This was the lowest key demo rating for NXT since the March 24 show, which went up against AEW Dynamite.

This week’s NXT viewership was up 15% from the same week in 2020, while the key demo rating was even with the same week in 2020. It should be noted that last year’s show went head-to-head with Dynamite.

Curse of Oak Island on History topped the night in the 18-49 demographic on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.45 rating, drawing 2.853 million viewers. Tucker Carlson Tonight on FOX News topped the night for cable in viewership with 2.988 million viewers, ranking #8 on the Cable Top 150 with a 0.26 rating in the key demo.

NCIS on CBS topped the night on network TV in viewership with an average of 9.696 million viewers. NCIS on CBS also took the #1 spot in the 18-49 demographic with a 0.81 rating.

Below is our 2021 NXT Viewership Tracker, along with the Top 10 moments from this week’s show:

January 6 Episode: 641,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (New Year’s Evil episode)

January 13 Episode: 551,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic

January 20 Episode: 659,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic

January 27 Episode: 720,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic

February 3 Episode: 610,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic

February 10 Episode: 558,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic

February 17 Episode: 713,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)

February 24 Episode: 734,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic

March 3 Episode: 692,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic

March 10 Episode: 691,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic

March 17 Episode: 597,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic

March 24 Episode: 678,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic

March 31 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic

April 7 Episode: 768,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night 1 episode, also aired on Peacock/WWE Network, final Wednesday show)

TUESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT BEGINS

April 13 Episode: 805,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Takeover episode, first Tuesday show)

April 20 Episode: 841,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic

April 27 Episode: 744,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic

May 4 Episode: 761,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic

May 11 Episode:

2020 Total: 37.027 million viewers over 53 episodes

2020 Average: 698,623 viewers per episode

2019 Total: 10.209 million viewers over 13 episodes

2019 Average: 785,307 viewers per episode

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