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NXT 2.0 continued to hold the audience’s attention in its second week

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The first week of WWE’s rebranded NXT 2.0 impressed in the ratings. But that raised the question of how much of that was fleeting curiosity for the more colorful, youth-focused show, and how much was enduring interest?

Two weeks worth of data isn’t enough to answer that question. But early returns remain promising.

According to Showbuzz Daily, the Sept. 21 episode was watched by an audience of 746,000. That’s just a drop off from the premiere of NXT 2.0 last Tuesday. The show’s .20 rating among 18 - 49 year olds was also only a slight drop off from the week before.

Ideally, WWE and USA would love to see these numbers grow for the new look developmental show. But for right now, they’ll probably happy 2.0 is delivering toward the high-end of what the black-and-yellow version of the show was doing. NXT finished just outside the top ten on the cable originals list last night; a month ago, it was outside the top 30.

Here’s a look at the black-and-gold brand’s viewership and 18 - 49 year old demo rating since they moved to Tuesdays after WrestleMania 37.

For complete results and the live blog for NXT this week click here. To read a review of the night’s show click here. For a full playlist of the show click here.

* Pre-taped episode that aired on SyFy