After “WWE SmackDown” obtained an enormous achieve in viewership final week following the retirement of Vince McMahon hours earlier than the published, the query then turned to how “SmackDown’s” go-home present the day earlier than SummerSlam would do. As anticipated, the numbers had been first rate, although maybe not as sturdy because the earlier week’s.
Based on Wrestlenomics, “SmackDown” drew 2,193,000 viewers this previous Friday, in addition to 678,000 viewers within the coveted 18-49 demographic for a 0.52 18-49 score. This was a drop from the unexpectedly historic “SmackDown” that preceded it, which drew 2,256,000 viewers and a large 0.62 in 18-49, the best score “SmackDown” has executed within the 18-49 demographic all yr.
Whereas the scores had been down in comparison with final week, general the numbers are excellent news for the blue model, because the 18-49 quantity was up 8% in comparison with the opposite three weeks in July. Numbers had been additionally up in 35-49 5% and 18-34 4%. The present was rated primary within the night time in 18-49 in tv general.
The go-home episode of “SmackDown” notably featured Drew McIntyre defeating long-time rival Sheamus in a “Good Previous Original Donnybrook” match. With the victory, McIntyre turned the #1 contender for the Undisputed WWE Common Champion and can problem Roman Reigns for the title at WWE’s subsequent Premium Dwell Occasion, Conflict on the Fort, in early September. The present additionally featured the return of Max Dupri, who was again along with his Most Male Fashions group after he had reportedly been taken off TV simply the week earlier than.
The main focus will now flip to “WWE Uncooked” this night to see if WWE can carry over curiosity from each “SmackDown” and SummerSlam. The present will air at its normal 8 p.m. begin time on the USA Community and can happen out of Houston, Texas. NXT 2.0 star Santos Escobar earlier teased a possible arrival on “Uncooked”, whereas some are speculating WWE hinted on the return of Naomi and Sasha Banks when selling the present on Twitter earlier.
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