The effect of the Coronavirus pandemic has put us in unprecedented times. The changes that Covid-19 has forced upon everything must be taken into consideration when comparing to times before the global issues.
However we are sure that WWE and FOX will still be very concerned about last nights Smackdown numbers.
For the first time since moving to the broadcast network last October, the audience fell below two million. And that wasn’t the only unfortunate “first” for the blue show. It also dropped to its lowest ever rating in the all-important 18 – 34 year old demographic, putting Fox in fourth place in that category for the night.
Here are last nights statistics:
One piece of good news for the companies is that SmackDown’s share of men under 50 bounced back! And the second hour drop wasn’t as bad as in the past. You can see trends here in our spreadsheet of every Friday on Fox (all data via Showbuzz Daily):
Next weeks numbers are expected to go up due to it being the episode before Money in the Bank pay per view. Jeff Hardy is also back for next week’s show.