That hurts. It’s the busy season for WWE as we’re fresh off both “Wrestlemania XXXIII” and the Superstar Shakeup. As a rule, that tends to see some solid increases in the TV ratings as people are more interested in seeing what’s going on at the moment. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case across the board.

According to, “Smackdown Live” saw a major drop in both ratings and viewership. This week’s show earned a .81 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.544 million viewers, which are down 23% and 18% respectfully. The rating is the lowest since December 15 and the viewership is the lowest since January 10. Last night’s highest profile match was a Six Pack Challenge to crown a new #1 contender for Randy Orton’s Smackdown World Title.

Opinion: Is this the biggest surprise? There were two NBA Playoff games on and the big featured match, won by a career jobber to the stars, was to find a new contender to the World Champion, who already has a pay per view match to get through first. Couple that with no John Cena and the biggest star in a feud with someone not even on his show and this is hardly shocking.

Top 10 SmackDown LIVE moments: WWE Top 10, Apr. 18, 2017

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