Tuesday’s live Great American Bash edition of WWE NXT drew 654,000 viewers on the USA Network, according to Nielsen via Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics.

This is up 2.8% from last week’s episode, which drew 636,000 viewers. Last week’s show was the least-watched episode since the show moved to Tuesdays.

Tuesday’s NXT special drew a 0.18 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. This is up 38.5% from last week’s 0.13 rating in the key demo. This 0.18 rating represents 232,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo.

NXT faced strong competition from the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. The Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns game averaged 8.56 million viewers, which was up 13% from last year’s Game 1, according to ESPN. Despite the stiff competition, this week’s NXT viewership was up 2.8% from last week, while the 18-49 key demographic rating was up 38.5% from last week.

This week’s NXT viewership was down 13.8% from the episode that aired one year ago, while the 18-49 key demo rating was down 10% from the show that aired one year ago. The 2020 episode went head-to-head with AEW in the Wednesday night timeslot.

The Great American Bash featured several matches and segments advertised ahead of time, including the Johnny Gargano – NXT Champion Karrion Kross face-off, Cameron Grimes vs. Million Dollar Champion LA Knight, Hit Row’s Championship Cypher, Io Shirai and Zoey Stark defeating The Way for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles, Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa vs. NXT Tag Team Champions MSK, plus Adam Cole vs. Kyle O’Reilly in the main event.

The Cable Top 150 and viewership rankings are not available as of this writing, but stay tuned as we will keep you updated with more NXT ratings data.

Below is our 2021 NXT Viewership Tracker, along with the Top 10 moments from this week’s show:

January 6 Episode: 641,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (New Year’s Evil episode)
January 13 Episode: 551,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 20 Episode: 659,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
January 27 Episode: 720,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 3 Episode: 610,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 10 Episode: 558,000 viewers with a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic
February 17 Episode: 713,000 viewers with a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
February 24 Episode: 734,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 3 Episode: 692,000 viewers with a 0.20 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 10 Episode: 691,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 17 Episode: 597,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 24 Episode: 678,000 viewers with a 0.14 rating in the 18-49 demographic
March 31 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 7 Episode: 768,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night 1 episode, also aired on Peacock/WWE Network, final Wednesday show)
TUESDAY NIGHT TIMESLOT BEGINS
April 13 Episode: 805,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Post-Takeover episode, first Tuesday show)
April 20 Episode: 841,000 viewers with a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic
April 27 Episode: 744,000 viewers with a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 4 Episode: 761,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 11 Episode: 697,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 18 Episode: 700,000 viewers with a 0.15 rating in the 18-49 demographic
May 25 Episode: 698,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 1 Episode: 668,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 8 Episode: 669,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 15 Episode: 695,000 viewers with a 0.19 rating in the 18-49 demographic (post-Takeover episode)
June 22 Episode: 665,000 viewers with a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic
June 29 Episode: 636,000 viewers with a 0.13 rating in the 18-49 demographic
July 6 Episode: 654,000 viewers with a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demographic (Great American Bash episode)
July 13 Episode:

2020 Total: 37.027 million viewers over 53 episodes
2020 Average: 698,623 viewers per episode

2019 Total: 10.209 million viewers over 13 episodes
2019 Average: 785,307 viewers per episode

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