Charlotte Flair was part of NXT in 2020. The Raw superstar won the Yellow Brand Championship at WrestleMania 36 after beating Rhea Ripley and was seen on the weekly NXT show up to three times. Adding up those appearances, Flair achieved the best average viewership growth in all of 2020.
This has been confirmed by Dave Meltzer, a journalist for the Wrestling Observer, in the latest weekly newsletter. Based on data from Meltzer, Flair averaged an additional 47,000 viewers per appearance. That means that NXT’s audience increased by an average of 47,000 viewers each time it appeared on the screen.
It’s a significant number, considering it’s a number that nearly doubles the records of Velveteen Dream and Rhea Ripley, the two superstars who generated the most improvements in the show’s audience data behind Flair. Additionally, Rhea Ripley was the only wrestler who managed to improve the previous ratings in all of her appearances.
Jon Moxley was the leader in AEW with an average of 20,000 viewers. Notably, many other stars were in higher-rated segments but failed to reach the former world champion figure. Those named include Orange Cassidy, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Adam Page, MJF, Darby Allin, and Eddie Kingston.