After months of rumors and reports, NXT finally made its television debut this week and we saw the start of a new era in the Black and Yellow brand’s history.
The show received high praise from the fans all around the wrestling world and latest report reveals that it did impressive numbers on TV as well.
According to reports from Showbuzz Daily, the show’s premiere episode on USA Network with the main event between Velveteen Dream and Roderick Strong drew a total of 1.179 million viewers.
The episode ranked #4 for the night in the Cable top 150 among the 18-49 demographic and it was behind American Horror Story, Basketball Wives and Black Ink Crew in the rankings.
Though it’s worth mentioning here that these numbers are only for the first hour of the show and WWE has not disclosed the numbers for the second hour which aired on WWE Network.