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Dirty Dom isn’t popping numbers for NXT any more

No disrespect — we don’t want Mamí mad at us! But after another good-but-not-great rating on Dec. 5, we’re just saying Mysterio doesn’t have the ‘main roster guest star’ effect he used to.

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The ratings and viewership data are in for the Dec. 5 edition of WWE NXT.

According to Wrestlenomics, the episode’s total viewership was 626,000 and it did a 0.19 rating among 18-49 year olds. The overall audience number is down from the Tuesday before, while the demo is up a tick.

WWE & USA Network had some decent competition on that night — namely in the form of the NBA In-Season Tournament quarterfinals. Per SportsMediaWatch, the New York/Milwaukee game that aired opposite NXT had 1.7 million viewers and a .60 rating. Overall though, the show just seems to be settling back into the range it operates in when major main roster stars aren’t making appearances or involved in angles (no offense to Dirty Dom Mysterio, but he’s been North American champ for so long his presence no longer feels out of the ordinary). Combine that with the usual end of the year downturn/holiday season distractions, and you get numbers like these.

And these numbers are pretty good! They’re much better than the same week in 2022, especially in the demo.

We’ll see how things look next Tuesday after Deadline. In the meantime, here’s a rundown of NXT’s audience and ratings share of the 18-49 demographic over the past year:

If you missed any of this week’s NXT, we’ve got you covered with a live blog, our review, and video highlights.

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