NXT TV On USA Network Viewership (9/18): Strong Numbers For Historic Debut Show

WWE |By Matt Boone |Thu, September 19, 2019 - 6:40PM EDT
NXT TV On USA Network Ratings & Viewership For Debut Episode On 9/18/2019

The numbers are in for the inaugural episode of NXT TV On USA Network from this week, and the news is actually pretty good.

The Wednesday, September 18th, historic debut edition of NXT TV on the USA Network drew well over one-million viewers for the first-ever live NXT TV broadcast on the cable television channel, which was only hour one of a live, two-hour show that would go on to conclude with the final hour continuing live via the WWE Network.

The fact that the premiere episode of NXT TV On USA Network topped one million viewers its' first time out was considered sort of an internal benchmark within the industry by those who have been around the business for a while and are aware of the history of these sort of things.

The 9/18 debut NXT TV On USA Network show drew an average of 1.179 million viewers, placing it fourth in the coveted 18-49 year-old demographic behind the season premiere of the popular "American Horror Story" series, which snagged the top spot for the evening.

The NXT show also just managed to squeeze into the top 20 shows on cable television last night.

Ratings for the show over the next two or three weeks will continue to be examined closely as NXT has one more week of running unopposed before what is being dubbed as the "Wednesday Night Wars," or the "Wednesday Wrestling Wars" kicks off with the premiere episode of the new All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite show.

The debut episode of AEW: Dynamite on TNT kicks off on Wednesday, October 2nd from the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. From that point on, the AEW and NXT shows will run against each other live every Wednesday night in the new AEW vs. NXT "Wednesday Wrestling Wars."

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If you missed it, check out the complete Triple H post-NXT TV On USA Network conference call, which was a pretty newsworthy one by the way, by clicking here.

For videos and photos of all of the action from NXT TV On USA Network from hour one, as well as NXT TV On WWE Network from hour two, click here. For backstage photos and videos, including the production team working during the show in the control room, Triple H and Shawn Michaels hanging out backstage and more, click here.

If you missed the historic inaugural episode of NXT TV On USA Network from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida on Wednesday night, check out our detailed results at this link: NXT TV On USA Network Results From Winter Park, FL. (9/18/2019)

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