World Wrestling Entertainment today announced an agreement with the USA Network to air WWE’s weekly Wednesday night show, NXT, live on USA Network at 8pm ET starting from September 18.
The two-hour weekly show will expand its reach on USA Network, while staying in its Wednesday night timeslot that it has held since 2015.
“The move to USA Network provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship with NBCUniversal and further build the NXT brand,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman & CEO.
“Over the long term our goal is to develop a following that can be monetized to the same level as our flagship programs, Raw® and SmackDown.”
NXT launched in 2010 and has risen to become WWE’s third global brand alongside Raw and SmackDown, hosting nearly 200 live events around the world each year. Airing on Wednesday nights at 8 pm, NXT has been WWE Network’s #1 weekly series.
Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks – USA and SYFY, added: “USA Network and WWE have one of the longest and most successful partnerships in television history.
“As the #1 cable entertainment network, we’re excited to add NXT to our weekly lineup alongside powerhouse flagship Raw, and to bring a new generation of Superstars to a wide audience.”
The series will continue to emanate from Full Sail University in Orlando as part of WWE’s production partnership with the preeminent entertainment, media, arts and technology institution.