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Triple H on NXT losing to AEW in key demo

Triple H

WWE’s strategy of putting NXT against AEW Dynamite doesn’t seem to be working very well as AEW has so far been getting the upper hand and they have been beating NXT in ratings.

During a recent media conference call to promote the upcoming NXT Takeover: Portland event, Triple H talked about a number of things and also commented on the rating situation.

The Godfather Of NXT first said that it’s all about the long game and mentioned how they have to attract people of younger demos because it’s the area where AEW has consistently beat NXT:

“It’s about the long game, and what we have to do is get to the people in the younger demos. When you’re promoted in younger demos and you are viewed in those younger demos promotionally, then those are the people that you attract when you’re promoted in different demos.”

Continuing on the topic, Triple H said that breaking down the NXT numbers show that it’s very similar to numbers of Raw and other USA Network shows:

“When you look at NXT on USA and you break down the numbers, it’s very similar to a Raw number, it’s very similar to a USA number, because that’s where we’re promoted and that’s where we’re seen and that’s where everything else goes. But the long game is building up the brand that you’ve built.”

Apart from this, Triple H also talked about the reports of Matt Riddle having heat with Vince McMahon. You can check out his comments on the matter here.

  • Mike the Ike

    I watch on a non-TNT site, so I was unaware of that. You can fit a lot more wrestling into your week when you watch at 1.25 or 1.5 speed.

  • Michael Justin Arnold

    I don’t think the commentators ever mentioned it. But TNT lets you know multiple times when they go to commercial break

  • Mike the Ike

    That’s news to me. They should mention that on the broadcast. Or maybe because they don’t, no one knows that and think they have to watch the show live.

  • Michael Justin Arnold

    AEW Dynamite can be streamed the next day for free (TNT app)

  • Mike the Ike

    The reason NXT is always losing that key demo is because those people have the WWE Network and just watch it there. Older people are less likely to have the Network and watch NXT live while AEW has no streaming service, so younger fans of AEW HAVE to watch AEW live.