NJPW On AXS Ratings For First Show Following “Forbidden Door” Announcement
This past Thursday’s taped episode of New Japan Pro Wrestling drew 51,000 viewers on AXS, according to Nielsen via Wrestlenomics. This is up 2% from the 50,000 viewers that the previous episode drew.
Thursday’s episode drew a 0.01 key demo rating for the eighth week in a row. This week’s 0.01 key demo rating represents 10,000 18-49 viewers, which is a 33% drop from the 15,000 18-49 viewers that last week’s episode drew.
NJPW did not make the Cable Top 150 in the 18-49 demo.
Despite being the first episode since the announcement on Wednesday that NJPW and AEW will present a crossover pay-per-view on June 26th titled Forbidden Door, this was the show’s second-lowest audience since returning to AXS in January. In total viewers, it was the fifth-lowest so far this year.
You can see NJPW on AXS ratings for the year below. The high was the January 20 show, which drew 88,000 viewers with a 0.03 key demo rating, and 37,000 18-49 viewers. The low was the March 17th show, which drew 45,000 viewers with a 0.01 key demo rating, and 9,000 18-49 viewers.