This past Tuesday night’s episode of WWE NXT was capped off by the continuation of the budding storyline between Trick Williams, Carmelo Hayes, and Lexis King. It was the end of an eventful episode that saw Dijak and Tiffany Stratton qualify for the Deadline Iron Survivor matches and The Alpha Academy support Akira Tozawa, among other highlights. It was the latest in a string of quality NXT episodes and took place just hours after it was announced the brand is headed to The CW in October 2024.
Wrestlenomics reports that this week’s episode of WWE NXT drew an average overall audience of 794,000 viewers, with about 347,000 in the coveted P18 – 49 demo. Compared to last week’s show, it was up 18% in overall audience and 29% in the P18 – 49 demo. Furthermore, after reviewing SpoilerTV data, Brandon Thurston confirmed that WWE NXT was the number one show on cable for all of Tuesday in the P18 – 49 demo. Their competition included United States election night coverage on CNN and other cable news networks.
WWE NXT moving to The CW caught many fans by surprise after Haus of Wrestling reported that the NWA has signed a pair of TV deals with the top twenty network. Those deals look to still be in place, but the content is likely bound for The CW app now, and not their airwaves, due to negative publicity from an NWA PPV segment involving cocaine. Haus of Wrestling reported earlier today that The CW also expressed interest in bringing Ring of Honor to their platform. Tony Khan passed on the opportunity as he waits to shop ROH around when AEW’s TV rights go on the market in 2024, which he thinks will give him leverage.
Next week’s episode of WWE NXT will feature Chase U’s Andre Chase and Duke Hudson defending the NXT Tag Team Championships against former title holders Tony D’angelo and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo. It will also likely feature more from Williams, Hayes, and King heading into Deadline next month.