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Heatwave draws WWE NXT's best ratings of the year

NXT averaged 723,000 viewers on Tuesday night.

Tuesday's special Heatwave episode of NXT averaged 723,000 viewers on the USA Network. That's up 21.1 percent from last week and is NXT's largest audience total since last October's Halloween Havoc.

In the 18-49 demo, NXT finished fifth on cable with a 0.18 rating. That matches NXT's best rating in that category since September 14 of last year and is a 38.5 percent increase from last week.

As you'd expect with these numbers, NXT was up from last week in every single demo. The biggest increase came with women 18-49, which were up 140 percent, drawing a 0.12 rating. That's also NXT's best number of the year in that category. 

As compared with the same week in 2021, NXT was up 10.6 percent in total viewership and up 20 percent in 18-49. It's the third time in the last four weeks the show has had a year-over-year increase in both categories.

Listed below are the last 11 weeks of overall viewership and individual demo ratings for NXT, as well as the 10-week averages in all categories. This week's show was up 18.8 percent in viewers and up 28.6 percent in 18-49 as compared to the recent averages.

NXT ratings