To be fair, NXT was up against the same kind of competition last night (May 25) that Raw was the night before, and that all wrestling shows have been dealing with over the past week or so - the NBA and NHL playoffs.
Still, after booking one of the biggest matches the brand could make weeks in advance, you wouldn’t fault them for thinking maybe they’d do a little better than this.
Ratings, on the other hand, are showing a consistent downward trend. Last night NXT had a .13 among 18 - 49 year olds. That number was .15 a week ago, and .17 on May 11. Males in that demographic follow a similar pattern (.16 this week, down from .19 and .22 respectively the two prior weeks).
The lone, sort-of bright spot is in 18 - 34 year old males. Rating rebounded to .09 in the demo, back to where it was two weeks ago after falling to .05 on May 18.
We’re getting closer to a TakeOver, but if a TakeOver-level main event doesn’t make a difference, it’s hard to see how anything will in the short term.