According to 411mania.com, this week’s episode of SmackDown Live drew a .68 rating in the 18-49 demographic rating and 2.195 million viewers. These numbers are down 3% and 5% respectively from last week’s .7 demographic rating and 2.298 million viewers respectively. Both are the lowest since Halloween of 2017 when the show drew a .65 demographic rating and 2.119 million viewers. The show was headlined by a match between Daniel Bryan and Jeff Hardy for the right to face Samoa Joe next week in a Money in the Bank qualifying match.
Miss last night’s show? Here are some quick highlights.
Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised at all. There were two qualifying matches and another to set up a future qualifying match. All you have to do is read up on results (like say on here for example) and see who won. It’s not like it matters that much because this is all to set up a match a few weeks away. These shows feel like a bit waste of time to watch and it’s pretty clear that a lot of the fans aren’t watching immediately. I know WWE thinks of Money in the Bank as one of the biggest shows of the year but right now, this isn’t working very well.
What did you think of this week’s show? How low will the numbers go? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.
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