Ricochet and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa took to Twitter to confirm that Halftime Heat was ‘the most watched NXT match in history.’ Former North American Champion Ricochet stated “It’s official, #HalftimeHeat is the most watched match in @WWENXT history. We out here showing the world why #NXT is the best in the game!”
NXT Champion Ciampa wrote “#HalftimeHeat was the most watched match in NXT history. The Champ and Goldy are best for business. The Greatest Title Reign in NXT History continues this weekend. Day 196, Day 197, Day 198, Day 199.”
NXT aired their Superbowl Halftime show on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The combined The viewership between those three platforms was 86,190 when the special ended. The match peaked at 71,090 live viewers on YouTube, 10,100 live viewers on Facebook, and 5,000 on Twitter.
*Credit to WrestlingINC for the numbers
The Halftime Heat match saw Ricochet, Aleister Black and The Velveteen Dream defeat NXT Champion Ciampa, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole. The short show aired from the NXT Performance Center In Orlando. Vic Joesph and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels were on commentary for the bout.
With the success of the special and the seemingly cheap production cost this may well become a regular event.
— The One And Only! (@KingRicochet) February 7, 2019