NXT 2.0 falls to its lowest viewership figures on USA Network

NXT 2.0 fell to its lowest viewership to date on the USA Network with Tuesday’s episode.

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NXT 2.0 fell to its lowest viewership to date on the USA Network with Tuesday’s episode.

The May 10th edition of the show averaged 533,000 viewers with approximately 130,000 (0.10) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.

Both figures were the lowest for any episode of NXT on the USA Network going back to its debut in September 2019 and excluding the episodes that have aired on Syfy.

It represented a drop of 19 percent in viewership and a 25 percent loss in the key demo from last week’s Spring Breakin’ special.

The drops were sizable from last week’s episode with females 18-49 declining by 44 percent and adults 18-34 dropping 46 percent. Males 18-49 were only down by nine percent week-over-week.

The show finished #51 among cable originals, with the night dominated by the NBA playoffs. NXT aired head-to-head against the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat averaging 3,775,000 viewers and 1.30 in 18-49 on TNT. They also went against the NHL playoffs with games between Boston and Carolina, and Toronto vs. Tampa on ESPN and ESPN 2.

NXT had an eight-minute overrun segment going against the beginning of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns and the NHL playoff game between St. Louis and Minnesota.

The show was promoted around Natalya taking on Cora Jade and the start of the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament.

In Canada, NXT 2.0 streamed live on Sportsnet Now due to the NHL playoffs. There was a replay on Sportsnet 360 at 2 a.m. Eastern but those numbers are not available yet.

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