Chris Jericho believes he knows why NXT won't move to Tuesday nights.
After a month of being on different nights, NXT and AEW went head-to-head once again this past Wednesday. NXT had found great success on Tuesday nights, averaging 843,500 viewers and a 0.24 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic for two Tuesday episodes. Both numbers are up from their usual Wednesday numbers when the brand runs head-to-head against AEW Dynamite. NXT averaged 665,000 viewers and a 0.17 rating in the demographic in its last five episodes that competed against Dynamite.
Speaking on Talk is Jericho, "The Demo God" gave his theory as to why NXT will remain on Wednesdays despite better numbers on Tuesdays.
"NXT, just go, you guys gave a good college try. Go do your own thing on a different night, draw as many numbers as you can, get great demos because when you come up against us, you have egg on your face. The demo thing isn't a joke, it's real. They go from 26th to the top ten when they are on Tuesday, just go. Here's the problem, I don't think it's just Vince that wants the competition, the network does as well. When we do 1.2 million, whether it's ten minutes, two minutes, whatever. Raw's lowest hour that same week was 1.6 million. We're within striking distance. So, what if they decide to put NXT on a different night and the next two to three weeks, what if we get one minute higher than Raw and USA is paying Raw $250 million a year? That's bad. It's all a calculated chess game," he said.
Fightful Select reported that WWE has been open to the idea of NXT moving nights after USA Network threw the idea out to them a couple of months ago. The report stated "the network has a lot of faith and a good relationship in WWE, but those we've spoken to have said they aren't as committed to the 'competition' aspect of NXT on Wednesday night considering it costs them viewers.
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