The WWE and USA Network often use Neilson ratings to gauge interest in their programs. With technology increasing, the ratings systems haven't changed that much, and we're stuck not getting an appropriate quarter-hour breakdown. Fightful.com brings you a breakdown of the company's weekly Youtube Rankings for each show.
Last week's Cruiserweight Classic featured a hyped and much talked-about main event between NXT talents Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano. While the match led the way with nearly 186,000 views, it didn't touch Zack Sabre's high of 300k weeks ago. Rich Swann, who has had a little bit of NXT exposure and some hype on the indy circuit finished at the bottom, while Jack Gallagher continues to be a breakout talent in the CWC, crossing 110,000 views.
We always like to preface NXT by saying they don't highlight all of their segments. Either way, there seemed to be plenty of interest in Bobby Roode showing up, as the former TNA Champion had over 336,000 sets of eyeballs on his promo from last week's NXT.
You can see the previous week's Raw rankings at this link and Smackdown rankings at this link, NXT & CWC's at this link, and TNA's at this link. You can check out the last week's NXT & CWC Youtube rankings as of 2:45 EST below.
Cruiserweight Classic Youtube Rankings for 8/3
- Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa (185,910)
- Jack Gallagher vs. Fabian Aichner (111,795)
- Noam Dar vs. Gurv Shira (98,841)
- Rich Swann vs. Jason Lee (87,129)
NXT Youtube Rankings for 8/3
- Bobby Roode's promo (336,614)
- Hideo Itami's return (296,889)
- Aliyah vs. Asuka (242,058)