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SmackDown draws its fourth-lowest audience of the year

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The followup episode of WWE’s Superstar Shakeup for SmackDown Live saw a big drop in viewership despite the new faces starting their storylines on the show.

This week’s episode of SmackDown Live with the WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and Shinsuke Nakamura in the main event drew 2.072 million viewers

This number is down 8% from last week’s episode of the show. Last week’s Superstar Shakeup edition of SmackDown Live had drawn 2.219 million viewers.

This was the lowest viewership for the show since the February 12th episode of the Blue Brand and fourth lowest audience for the show in this year so far.

Raw had also suffered a big drop in viewership for this week’s episode and it drew 2.374 million viewers, down from last week’s 2.665 million viewers.


  • Tyler Maddocks

    Will Smackdown go back to taping on Tuesdays when it goes to Fox on Friday nights?? I sure hope not.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Right now WWE isn’t going to do much when it comes to Smackdown until there big move to Fox. But I believe you are going to see a different Smackdown come October.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Game 7 of Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks. Like Hockey or not the Golden Knights has change the landscape of the NHL.

  • jedi

    Revolving things around Shane Elias & Roman then pushing Charlotte down our throats more. Plus I don’t think Kofi or Becky are entertaining champs but that’s just my opinion according to the fan chants though I’m wrong but then there are the ratings….maybe I’m not the only one who thinks so..

  • CC

    So apparently Fox want something like 3mil viewers a week if all the rumours are to be believed, and currently they are struggling to get just above 2mil.
    Unless there is a radical shake up when it moves to Fox, there is not going to be anywhere near 3mil viewers a week for any of their shows.

    I am not one of those people constantly hyping AEW as if it is already beating WWE, but I do want it to succeed as maybe then WWE will be forced to raise their game and start actually pushing those viewing figures back up. Part of this will be down to whatever TV deal AEW gets, but they have to prove themselves better than TNA did when they tried to go head to head with WWE.