People expected to see the SmackDown episode of this week to see a drop in viewership due to it being broadcasted from F1S instead of Fox but the numbers have turned out to be beyond shocking even for the experts.
The latest episode of SmackDown Live featuring a 6 man tag team match including Roman Reigns and Shinsuke Nakamura for the main event drew a total of 888,000 viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily.
This is a big 63% drop from the previous episode of the show which featured Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan’s tag team in the main event and had drawn 2.418 million viewers.
The Raw episode of the same week which featured The Street Profits’ main roster debut for the main event had drawn 2.342 million viewers.
It’s worth mentioning here that this week’s numbers were even lower than AEW’s Dynamite episode just 2 days earlier which despite facing a small drop in viewership itself, had still managed to draw 963,000 viewers.