NXT tops 700,000 viewers for second week in a row, ties its best demo rating of the year

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Despite a dip in total viewers compared to last week’s episode, Tuesday’s edition of NXT was up in the key 18-49 rating.

Per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, NXT’s total viewership on the USA Network was down 6% on last week’s figure, attracting 703,000 viewers on average. The July 18th episode drew a viewership of 746,000.

However, the key 18-49 rating was up on last week’s total, reaching 0.23 compared with 0.21. That equals the June 20th episode when Seth Rollins defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Bron Breakker.

Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley of the Judgement Day have appeared for two weeks in a row, coinciding with the show topping 700,000 viewers.

Meanwhile, the Bam Bam Bigelow episode of Dark Side of the Ring was watched by 185,000 viewers on VICE. That number included 64,000 viewers aged 18-49, leading to a rating of 0.05.

Total viewership for Dark Side of the Ring was up 4% compared to last week’s total of 178,000. However, among viewers aged 18 to 49, the rating was down from last week’s 0.06.

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