State of the Union sends NXT 2.0 out of the top fifty cable programs

Going against the State of the Union address from President Joe Biden, NXT 2.0 fell out of the top fifty cable programs on Tuesday.

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Going against the State of the Union address from President Joe Biden, NXT 2.0 fell out of the top fifty cable programs on Tuesday.

The March 1st edition of the show averaged 551,000 viewers with approximately 165,000 (0.13) in the 18-49 demographic, according to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

The show fell to #70 among cable originals for Tuesday, which was dominated by coverage of Biden’s speech and cable news programming occupying 19 of the top 20 cable programs.

Excluding the shows on Syfy, it was NXT’s lowest viewership average since January 13, 2021, which did the same number as this week.

Biden’s speech aired at 9 p.m. ET and was carried on all four major networks as well as CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.

It was watched by approximately 32.4 million viewers across the network and cable platforms.

Despite the programming going against NXT, the show still managed to increase its 18-49 audience by seven percent from last week along with gains of 14 percent among women 18-49 and 4.5 percent with males in the demo.

NXT saw its 18-34 audience declined by 16 percent, which was all due to male viewership falling as women in the demo rose from the week prior.

The show featured Raw performers Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode team against Bron Breakker & Tommaso Ciampa, which aired at the beginning of the show before the address.

In Canada, the show averaged approximately 66,000 viewers on Sportsnet 360, which was down 15 percent from last week’s show.

NXT 2.0 will feature a ‘Roadblock’ special next Tuesday with Breakker defending the NXT championship against Ciampa and Ziggler, an NXT tag title match between Imperium and The Creed Brothers, and a Last Man Standing match between L.A. Knight and Grayson Waller.

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