NXT recently went live on USA Network, and the show’s one hour debut managed to draw 1.1 million viewers.
Now the show is going head to head with AEW Dynamite on Wednesday nights, so competitor will obviously be stiffer, but Triple H told Scott Fishman of TV Insider that USA Network was happy with the ratings for the first show.
“When those ratings came out after the first episode came out, I spoke to Chris McCumber [president, entertainment networks] at USA, and they were thrilled beyond what they were hoping for and expecting.”
“Now it has becomes what we do, and I want to grow it bigger I learned early in the process of NXT when someone suggested we go to Barclays Center for a TakeOver, and it was the first thing I balked at when it was thrown at me. I was almost resistant to doing it, and it sold out immediately. It made me get to thinking outside the box and thinking bigger than this. I want to this every bit as a brand to where in some manner I want it to be bigger than Raw and SmackDown on a certain level.”
The second episode of AEW Dynamite is set to air live tonight from Boston.
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