NXT ratings stay strong.
As reported by Wrestlenomics, the October 17th episode of NXT pulled in 798,000 viewers. The episode also scored a 0.23 rating in the 18-49-year-old demographic.
The figure is down from the 921,000 viewers who tuned in on October 10th. That episode went head-to-head with AEW Dynamite and featured appearances from John Cena, The Undertaker, Cody Rhodes, LA Knight, and more. The October 17th rating is the fifth-highest for the show in 2023.
When compared to the same week in 2022, viewership is up by over 18%.
NXT Results – October 17th, 2023
Ahead of the show, Cody Rhodes hinted that his involvement with the brand wasn’t completely over after serving as General Manager on October 10th. As it turned out, this saw Rhodes add Trick Williams to a Triple Threat Match involving Carmelo Hayes, Baron Corbin, and Dijak. The winner of which would face Ilja Dragunov for the NXT Title at Halloween Havoc.
However, Williams never made it to the ring after being attacked by a mystery assailant. Hayes was shown tending to the star, despite their earlier tension.
In the end, it was Hayes who won the main event, booking his rematch with Dragunov.
Elsewhere, Chase U became the number one contenders for the NXT Tag Team Titles and there were wins in the women’s Breakout Tournament for Karmen Petrovic and Arianna Grace. Lyra Valkyria defeated Tegan Nox, and Shotzi got the better of Kiana James.
The episode went off the air with Jade Cargill sending a cryptic message to the women’s roster.