NXT's viewership stayed above 800,000 for the second straight week with no AEW Dynamite competition once again.
According to Showbuzz Daily, the August 26 episode of NXT averaged 824,000 viewers, down from last week's 853,000 viewers. This was NXT's second-best viewership since November 20, 2019 when it did 916,000 viewers.
The show drew a 0.24 rating in the 18-49 demo (24th best on cable for the day), the same as last week's 0.24 rating in that demo. In the 18-34 demo, NXT's drew a 0.12 rating this week, which is up from last week's 0.09 rating, and in the 50+ demo, the show drew a 0.41 rating.
This is the second consecutive week AEW Dynamite did not air on its usual Wednesday night slot and will instead air this week's episode on Thursday, August 27.
NXT opened with Karrion Kross vacating the NXT Championship after suffering a shoulder injury during his title match against Keith Lee at TakeOver XXX. This led to NXT GM William Regal announcing later in the show that the September 1 episode of NXT will see Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Finn Balor and Adam Cole in a four-way Iron Man match to crown a new champion. Also on the show, Breezango defeated Imperium to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions.