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WWE NXT ratings down against NBA and NHL playoffs

Tuesday's NXT averaged 551,000 viewers on the USA Network.

Tuesday's episode of NXT averaged 551,000 viewers on the USA Network, down 8.3 percent from last week. That ties the second-lowest audience for the show since February 15.

In the 18-49 demo, NXT finished 43rd on the cable charts with a 0.13 rating, down 7.1 percent from last week. That's in the range of what the show has been doing of late.

The second hour of NXT had massive competition from the NBA Western Conference Finals. The TNT broadcast of the game drew a 1.99 rating in the demo and averaged nearly 6.2 million viewers overall.

The NHL playoffs on ESPN also averaged 1.55 million viewers and drew a 0.48 rating in 18-49.

As compared to the same week in 2021, NXT was down 21.1 percent in overall viewers but even in the key demo. 

Listed below are the last 11 weeks of overall viewership and 18-49 demo ratings for NXT. This week's show was down 9.1 percent in viewers but even in 18-49 as compared to the recent averages in both categories.

NXT ratings