WWE NXT Audience Drops Ahead Of No Mercy

Ilja Dragunov & Carmelo Hayes, NXT

Despite being the final show before No Mercy this Saturday, the viewership for this week’s edition of NXT dropped quite dramatically, along with the key demographic share.

The 29th September 2023 edition of the black and gold brand was headlined by the contract signing for the NXT Championship between title holder Carmelo Hayes, and Ilja Dragunov. The action also included a four-way contest between Axiom, Tyler Bate, Trick Williams and Dragon Lee, whilst Thea Hail debuted a new look and demeanour when she took on Dani Palmer.

However, it would seem that whilst this was the final episode before heading in to the No Mercy Premium Live Event, less people tuned in to the show than had done for the rest of the month of September.

NXT Viewership Drops By Almost 25%

According to the overnight figures for the most recent edition of the black and gold brand had 636,000 viewers, which is significantly down on the week before when there were 824,000 people watching. It’s also the lowest figure for the month of September, with the next closest being 673,000 on the 5th.

The key demographic was also down to 0.18, compared to 0.24 the week before.

The card for No Mercy currently stands as follows:

  • NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Ilja Dragunov
  • NXT Women’s Championship Extreme Rules Match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Tiffany Stratton
  • NXT North American Championship: Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. Trick Williams (Dragon Lee will be special guest referee)
  • Bron Breakker vs. Baron Corbin
  • NXT Heritage Cup Match: Noam Dar vs. Butch
  • NXT Tag Team Championships: Tony D’Angelo & Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo (c) vs. The Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed) vs. Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo vs. Bronco Nima & Lucien Price