WWE NXT Ratings Increase in Return to Tuesday Nights After Stand & Deliver

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIApril 14, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 11:  WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul "Triple H" Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE's Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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WWE NXT averaged 805,000 viewers and posted a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demo, per Bryan Alvarez of Figure Four Online/Wrestling Observer.

WWE NXT moved back to Tuesday nights this week after airing on Wednesdays from September 18, 2019, through April 7. The program had been competing with AEW Dynamite on Wednesdays since October 2, 2019.

According to Pro Wrestling News Hub, AEW Dynamite beat WWE NXT in viewership each week from Nov. 4, 2020, until last Wednesday, which marked the first night of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.

Per Showbuzz Daily, NXT averaged 768,000 viewers on USA Network on that evening, and AEW Dynamite averaged 688,000 viewers on TNT.

According to Pro Wrestling Hub, NXT's viewership and 18-49 demo rating on Tuesday were both the highest thus far for the program in 2021.