Back to business as usual. The last few weeks have been mostly up for WWE and their television numbers in general. That’s almost always the case around this time of year as there are a bunch of new faces around, not to mention the changes that come with the now annual Superstar Shakeup. There’s so much stuff changing that it’s almost impossible to not have a bunch of people tuning in. However, now that things are back to normal, the question is where will things go?

Miss this week’s show? Here are some quick highlights:

Top 10 SmackDown LIVE moments: WWE Top 10, April 24, 2018

According to, this week’s episode of SmackDown Live drew a .8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.549 million viewers. These numbers are down 18% and 9% respectively compared to last week’s .98 demographic rating and 2.796 million viewers. These are about even with the go home episode for WrestleMania 34. This week’s show was headlined by a six man tag between AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows against Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev and Aiden English.

Check out our full review of the show right here.

Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised. These aren’t the worst numbers in the world by any stretch but at the end of the day, there’s nowhere near as much stuff going on right now as we’re coming up on two major shows. The first one is a major house show and the other is a pay per view whose card is still being built up with about ten days to go before the show. Watching a regular SmackDown Live isn’t the most thrilling thing in the world right now, but hopefully that changes as we move forward.

What did you think of this week’s show? Will the numbers go further down? Let us know in the comments below.

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