Back in September the decision was made to relaunch NXT as NXT 2.0, and since then the brand has been moving in a different direction. NXT 2.0 has been focusing on newer stars, but the ratings for the show have been trending downward.
Now WrestleVotes is reporting that WWE is said to be disappointed with NXT 2.0 after the first four months. It was noted that the company thought fans would gravitate towards newer stars quicker than they have. Despite the disappointment with NXT 2.0 it’s not expected that changes will be made to the concept just yet.
Internally WWE is said to be disappointed w/ NXT 2.0 in its first 4 months. Source said they thought more fans would gravitate towards the newer stars quicker than they have. Could it just be too much, too fast? Either way I don’t expect any changes to the concept… just yet.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 21, 2022
According to ShowBuzzDaily, this week’s episode of NXT averaged 587,000 viewers with a 0.11 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic. Viewership was down compared to the 647,000 viewers that tuned into last week’s show.
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.