Properly, that’s not very best.
The April 16 SmackDown was the primary episode after WrestleMania 37, an occasion which was fundamental evented by two matches that includes the model’s stars. It was the debut of a brand new announce group that includes sports activities persona Pat McAfee. And it was dwell after a pre-taped episode final week.
A numbers bump was to be anticipated given these circumstances. However no less than within the overnights, there was solely a dip.
The 2 hour common viewership fell slightly below two million, a roughly 4% drop from final Friday’s in a single day viewers. The 18 – 49 12 months outdated demographic ranking additionally dropped barely because of the lack of a second hour improve for the primary time in a month.
It didn’t change FOX’s place in relation to different broadcast nationals. SmackDown nonetheless tied for second place in the important thing demos behind ABC’s Shark Tank (and in 18 – 49, CBS’ Blue Bloods, too).
Listed here are the quick nationals:
And right here’s our operating tracker of in a single day numbers for the present season. You may as well entry the tab of 12 months one numbers here (all information nonetheless by way of Showbuzz Daily).
There was little or no introduced prematurely for this episode, and main stars – together with three individuals who took half in these aforementioned ‘Mania fundamental occasions – didn’t even seem. That couldn’t have helped, however a post-’Mania drop remains to be a shock.
However possibly it shouldn’t be? Final 12 months’s fallout present was additionally down 3% in viewers.
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