KNEE DA PEOPLE
Problem is if people are all watching AEW. With them getting ratings 1.5s plus and NXT gets 500-700 viewers USA isn't gonna keep it on long. I'm just saying people are use to watching it on the Network. So deciding to watch AEW live and NXT on Thursday night instead of Wednesday isn't a big adjustment. Buying another service like Hulu would be.WWE wants the TV money and USA Network wants the WWE’s audience to draw viewers to their network at least 2 nights live every week. WWE isn’t concerned with on demand replays; see Raw and SmackDown are on Hulu the very next day after they air live too.
Exactly. WWE can fuck this up if they want to, but if they trash NXT bad enough, for long enough people will start to turn the channel.It was brought up elsewhere, but they can't really risk making too many boneheaded decisions in regards to NXT either. Because a pissed off NXT fan is significantly more likely to just change the channel over to AEW, which will be airing at the same time. Where RAW and SD can get away with pissing people off because there are no real alternatives on that night.
But it will be changing.
Pretty sure going Live is a significant change to the format of NXT.