WWE officially announced today that NXT will start airing live every week on the USA Network at 8/7c starting September 18. The show will move to two hours, and will be head to head with AEW's show on TNT, which debuts on October 2nd.
"The move to USA Network provides an opportunity to deepen our relationship with NBCUniversal and further build the NXT brand," said WWE CEO 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."
"USA Network and WWE have one of the longest and most successful partnerships in television history," said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks – USA and SYFY. "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."
WWE noted that NXT has been airing on Wednesday nights since 2015, and that it has been the WWE Network's #1 weekly series. It will be available on demand on the WWE Network every Thursday beginning at 8/7C, one night after its original airing.
The series will continue to emanate from Full Sail University in Orlando.