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NXT ratings drop despite AJ Styles, New Year’s Evil fallout

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The ratings and viewership data are in for this week’s (Jan. 11) episode of NXT.

According to Showbuzz Daily, the era of Bron Breakker as champion... looks a lot like the one that preceded it. Not that we should have expected much different after New Year’s Evil only brought a modest viewership surge and flat ratings, but if there was buzz about that show over the week since it aired, it didn’t translate to the numbers for a gimmick heavy fallout one main evented by AJ Styles.

Jan. 11’s episode was watched by 647,000 people, a little more than a 5.5% drop from last week. The show drew a .14 among 18-49 year olds, which is 12.5% down than the previous two weeks. Against a pretty standard Tuesday night line-up of competition, NXT finished 40th among cable originals — another sizable drop from the last couple episodes.

Here’s our usual look at NXT’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 recap & review of the night’s show click here. For a full playlist of the show click here.

* Pre-taped episode that aired on SyFy