WWE’s NXT brand brought New Year’s Evil for fans this week, and it was a night full of action. Now, we have our first look at the viewership numbers for the special.

According to Wrestlenomics, the January 2nd episode of WWE NXT brought in 768,000 viewers for their New Year’s Evil special. They also brought in a .25 in the 18 to 49 demographic. That was a huge boost from their last episode, which was pre-taped. That was also the highest average in about two months for the NXT brand.

The January 2nd New Year’s Evil special was quite a night for NXT. No titles changed hands, but the NXT Title match was also scrapped. Ilja Dragunov was still “injured” after Ridge Holland’s botched move. Grayson Waller showed up to take on Trick Williams, and then Kevin Owens helped Trick get the win.

The December 26th episode of WWE NXT brought in a viewership of 670,000 for the day after Christmas. They also pulled in a .19 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic. That viewership average was slightly down from last week.


The December 19th episode of WWE NXT brought in an overnight average of 641,000, with a .17 in the 18 to 49 demographic. That number was down from the previous week’s average.

The December 12th episode of WWE NXT brought in 678,000 viewers, with a .18 in the 18 to 49 demographic. That number was up from the previous week’s number.

The episode on December 4th attracted 626,000 viewers, displaying a slight decrease compared to the previous week’s episode on November 28, which garnered 659,000 viewers. However, the 18 to 49 demographic rating experienced a minor increase, reaching 0.19.

Shawn Michaels’ brand has a lot in store. Stay connected with Ringside News for further updates on the evolving trajectory of WWE NXT.

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