WWE SmackDown Live Viewership Drops


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This week’s SmackDown Live took a hit in terms of both viewership rating and total viewership count. The episode which featured AJ Styles (c), Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in the Fatal 5 Way Main Event received a 1.71 rating as compared to last week’s show which scored 1.80. This week’s show also averaged a viewership of 2.59 million, down from the February 27th episode which garnered 2.692 million viewers. However, sources claim that the sharp decrease in viewership right before Fastlane isn’t an alarming matter as WWE is confident of viewership taking a steep jump as Wrestlemania 34 closes in.

The following is the viewership count of SmackDown Live as provided by Showbuzzdaily:

January 2, 2018 – 2,720,000 viewers

January 9, 2018 – 2,603,000 viewers

January 16, 2018 – 2,602,000 viewers

January 23, 2018 – 2,580,000 viewers

January 30, 2018 – 2,509,000 viewers

February 6, 2018 – 2,505,000 viewers

February 13, 2018 – 2,449,000 viewers

February 20, 2018 – 2,613,000 viewers

February 27, 2018 – 2,692,000 viewers

March 6, 2018 – 2,590,000 viewers

Noteworthy mention: The March 7, 2017 edition of SmackDown Live scored a decent 1.94 rating and grossed 2.738 million viewers.


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