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There are no characters, bad promos and as the ratings drop every week, nobody will be invested. Fans of sports entertainment are not going to keep tuning to a 3rd show when it’s this bad.
Nonsense, nxt has some of the best pro wrestlers/characters around - ciampa, breakker, roderick strong, la knight, bruiserweight, ridge holland etc. All of these are better than someone like adam cole who is already main eventing aew
 

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Nonsense, nxt has some of the best pro wrestlers/characters around - ciampa, breakker, roderick strong, la knight, bruiserweight, ridge holland etc. All of these are better than someone like adam cole who is already main eventing aew
Ha ha Breakker and Holland are some of the best wrestlers/characters? Really?

Watch AEW last night and that crowd reacting to Adam Cole. He's one of the biggest stars in the world, like it or not. No that's not just my opinion.

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So much for the fans running away in droves after seeing the rebrand.

We still got people in here lying about NXT doing 900k viewers this year? Yikes.

Below is our 2021 NXT Viewership Tracker, along with the Top 10 moments from this week’s show:

January 6 Episode: 641,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (New Year’s Evil episode)
January 13 Episode: 551,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 20 Episode: 659,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 27 Episode: 720,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 3 Episode: 610,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 10 Episode: 558,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 17 Episode: 713,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
February 24 Episode: 734,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 3 Episode: 692,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 10 Episode: 691,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 17 Episode: 597,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 24 Episode: 678,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 31 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 7 Episode: 768,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night 1 episode, also aired on Peacock/WWE Network, final Wednesday show)
TUESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT BEGINS
April 13 Episode: 805,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Takeover episode, first Tuesday show)
April 20 Episode: 841,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 27 Episode: 744,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 4 Episode: 761,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 11 Episode: 697,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 18 Episode: 700,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 25 Episode: 698,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 1 Episode: 668,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 8 Episode: 669,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 15 Episode: 695,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
June 22 Episode: 665,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 29 Episode: 636,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 6 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Great American Bash episode)
July 13 Episode: 705,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 20 Episode: 709,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 27 Episode: 520,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped Syfy episode)
August 3 Episode: 520,000 viewers with a 0.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped Syfy episode)
August 10 Episode: 751,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 17 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 24 Episode: 685,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped post-Takeover 36 episode)
August 31 Episode: 717,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped episode)
September 7 Episode: 601,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped episode)
September 14 Episode: 770,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic (NXT 2.0 revamp episode)
September 21 Episode: 746,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 28 Episode:

2020 Total:
37.027 million viewers over 53 episodes
2020 Average: 698,623 viewers per episode

They only hit 800 k twice on WrestleMania week and the week after, then ran off that new audience immediately due to pure boredom. They also couldn't even average 700k last year, so don't let the vanilla midget lovers bullshit their way into spinning this as a bad rating. It's already better than the entire year's average for the short, flippy, superkicking guys with no personality. August 10th and May 4th were the last times they saw greater numbers, and just look at the gap between those. This rebrand was definitely needed and it's already proving to be successful in the short term.
 

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So much for the fans running away in droves after seeing the rebrand.

We still got people in here lying about NXT doing 900k viewers this year? Yikes.

Below is our 2021 NXT Viewership Tracker, along with the Top 10 moments from this week’s show:

January 6 Episode: 641,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (New Year’s Evil episode)
January 13 Episode: 551,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 20 Episode: 659,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 27 Episode: 720,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 3 Episode: 610,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 10 Episode: 558,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 17 Episode: 713,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
February 24 Episode: 734,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 3 Episode: 692,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 10 Episode: 691,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 17 Episode: 597,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 24 Episode: 678,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 31 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 7 Episode: 768,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night 1 episode, also aired on Peacock/WWE Network, final Wednesday show)
TUESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT BEGINS
April 13 Episode: 805,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Takeover episode, first Tuesday show)
April 20 Episode: 841,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 27 Episode: 744,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 4 Episode: 761,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 11 Episode: 697,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 18 Episode: 700,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 25 Episode: 698,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 1 Episode: 668,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 8 Episode: 669,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 15 Episode: 695,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
June 22 Episode: 665,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 29 Episode: 636,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 6 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Great American Bash episode)
July 13 Episode: 705,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 20 Episode: 709,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 27 Episode: 520,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped Syfy episode)
August 3 Episode: 520,000 viewers with a 0.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped Syfy episode)
August 10 Episode: 751,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 17 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 24 Episode: 685,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped post-Takeover 36 episode)
August 31 Episode: 717,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped episode)
September 7 Episode: 601,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped episode)
September 14 Episode: 770,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic (NXT 2.0 revamp episode)
September 21 Episode: 746,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 28 Episode:

2020 Total:
37.027 million viewers over 53 episodes
2020 Average: 698,623 viewers per episode

They only hit 800 k twice on WrestleMania week and the week after, then ran off that new audience immediately due to pure boredom. They also couldn't even average 700k last year, so don't let the vanilla midget lovers bullshit their way into spinning this as a bad rating. It's already better than the entire year's average for the short, flippy, superkicking guys with no personality. August 10th and May 4th were the last times they saw greater numbers, and just look at the gap between those. This rebrand was definitely needed and it's already proving to be successful in the short term.
You don't speak for the rest of the wrestling audience who weren't "bored" with the good wrestling at all. The fact that you're one of those unapologetic poor souls who uses outdated buzzwords like "floppy vanilla midgets with no personality" to downplay their talents just proves how pathetic you are into using the revamp's numbers as a twisted way to spin you're bullshit narratives.

It's an average number that already LOST viewers from the first episode that STILL didn't even come close to reaching the 800+ K viewers from this April alone. They've managed to receive 800+ K viewers several times since they started airing NXT live on the USA network. The fact that these new peaks don't even come close to reaching those older peaks of NXT just proves that STILL not enough people care about the new (and unnecessary) revamp. I suppose these new guys are an even bigger 'bore' compared to those great workers using your terrible logic then.

Imagine using that LAUGHABLE "so much for the fans tuning out in droves" nonsense when there's already a dip on this past week's episode of the new NXT 😂

This guy spent nearly a whole WEEK desperately trying to spin his silly narrative as a 'massive success' (even though this temporary shift in average numbers was expected with anyone with a clue). It's hilarious to see how wrong and hopelessly blind you truly are here. I love how he even used "short term" too implying the obvious that they'll go back to their usual numbers later.
 
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As far as looking at NXT on USA numbers, you also need to take into account the damage done to the roster by Vince and co. as they were plucking good performers left and right and burying them on main. Garbage like that isn’t going to help keep fans excited.
 

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As far as looking at NXT on USA numbers, you also need to take into account the damage done to the roster by Vince and co. as they were plucking good performers left and right and burying them on main. Garbage like that isn’t going to help keep fans excited.

Yall can't stand a Nickelodeon color scheme and PC newbies are outdrawing your favorite ROH indy darlings. I can feel it seething out your pores.
 

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So much for the fans running away in droves after seeing the rebrand.

We still got people in here lying about NXT doing 900k viewers this year? Yikes.

Below is our 2021 NXT Viewership Tracker, along with the Top 10 moments from this week’s show:

January 6 Episode: 641,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (New Year’s Evil episode)
January 13 Episode: 551,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 20 Episode: 659,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 27 Episode: 720,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 3 Episode: 610,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 10 Episode: 558,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 17 Episode: 713,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
February 24 Episode: 734,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 3 Episode: 692,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 10 Episode: 691,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 17 Episode: 597,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 24 Episode: 678,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 31 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 7 Episode: 768,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night 1 episode, also aired on Peacock/WWE Network, final Wednesday show)
TUESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT BEGINS
April 13 Episode: 805,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Takeover episode, first Tuesday show)
April 20 Episode: 841,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 27 Episode: 744,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 4 Episode: 761,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 11 Episode: 697,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 18 Episode: 700,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 25 Episode: 698,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 1 Episode: 668,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 8 Episode: 669,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 15 Episode: 695,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
June 22 Episode: 665,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 29 Episode: 636,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 6 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Great American Bash episode)
July 13 Episode: 705,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 20 Episode: 709,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 27 Episode: 520,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped Syfy episode)
August 3 Episode: 520,000 viewers with a 0.10 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped Syfy episode)
August 10 Episode: 751,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 17 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
August 24 Episode: 685,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped post-Takeover 36 episode)
August 31 Episode: 717,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped episode)
September 7 Episode: 601,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Taped episode)
September 14 Episode: 770,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic (NXT 2.0 revamp episode)
September 21 Episode: 746,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
September 28 Episode:

2020 Total:
37.027 million viewers over 53 episodes
2020 Average: 698,623 viewers per episode

They only hit 800 k twice on WrestleMania week and the week after, then ran off that new audience immediately due to pure boredom. They also couldn't even average 700k last year, so don't let the vanilla midget lovers bullshit their way into spinning this as a bad rating. It's already better than the entire year's average for the short, flippy, superkicking guys with no personality. August 10th and May 4th were the last times they saw greater numbers, and just look at the gap between those. This rebrand was definitely needed and it's already proving to be successful in the short term.
Raquel and Kross, two boring wrestlers, becoming NXT's top champs right before they moved to Tuesday didn't help.
 

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That's about what I expected for week 3 since they always range around that. It's probably going to take time to see a significant drop or increase in any facet. Or they just stay in this range forever lol. No idea.

Edit: wow I missed the demo. That is indeed terrible.
 

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91 k is a bad drop. It's a shame because it was a really good show last night.
If they continue to drop, it might be time to start looking at pulling the plug on Toxic Attraction. They were the most heavily spotlighted act over the past few weeks on the women's side, and heavily involved in the show last night.
 

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Damn thats a pretty bad drop. Sad because that was a good show,it was probably the weakest one yet though.
If they continue to drop, it might be time to start looking at pulling the plug on Toxic Attraction. They were the most heavily spotlighted act over the past few weeks on the women's side, and heavily involved in the show last night.

I guess with Io not being used a lot recently and Raquel main eventing, women viewers figured there's nothing for them on the show. They really needed to get the belt off of her at the last pay-per-view.
 

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I guess with Io not being used a lot recently and Raquel main eventing, women viewers figured there's nothing for them on the show. They really needed to get the belt off of her at the last pay-per-view.
Or maybe the women watched Bachelor in Paradise or Voice, as they hit huge female demo? Not an excuse but a reason for this drop, as it doesnt make sense that they drop 40% in female viewers wow.
 

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I guess with Io not being used a lot recently and Raquel main eventing, women viewers figured there's nothing for them on the show. They really needed to get the belt off of her at the last pay-per-view.
I saw a post elsewhere online about the drop, and it's hard to disagree. They pointed out that the quality of the talent featured in the NXT Women's Division has dropped significantly. Along with the storytelling and gimmicks. The main focal point of the division right now is Toxic Attraction. Who is headed up by Mandy, who always ends up with the generic pretty girl gimmick. And Toxic Attraction relies heavily on sex appeal. Meanwhile you have women like Ember Moon, Sarray, Dakota Kai (who is probably getting called up, but for the time being is still assigned to NXT), and others just...vanishing, which very few people like.

In regards to my statement about sex appeal earlier, if it wasn't for the fact that outside of a fringe case here or there (Scarlett comes to mind), NXT never actually heavily relied on sex appeal for the women when it comes to actual wrestling/character work. Toxic Attraction is basically a divas era level gimmick, complete with the lack of talent. That B-Fab vs Elektra match was a trainwreck. And I can't say that people are going to get into the Mandy vs Raquel feud either. Neither woman is interesting.
 
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