Four weeks later, already a ratings failure.
According to Dave Meltzer, NXT last night continued its trend of declining numbers, drawing a poor 0.9 rating. To put that rating into context, NXT is now drawing a smaller viewership than what ECW drew when it bottomed out. This isn't a good sign for the future of the NXT concept in its current form after the first season, as the reason ECW was dropped was because WWE and Syfy were disappointed in its declining ratings. As I said a month ago, the original "reality" show ideas for the NXT concept had promise. Unfortunately most of these unique ideas were scrapped before the first show even took place and NXT became just another WWE show, except with green nobodies working matches and being the focus. So it shouldn't be a surprise that NXT is now drawing worse ratings than what ECW was doing. At least WWE can crow that even with declining ratings NXT still beat the rating TNA Impact drew on Monday.