Friday Night SmackDown dips in viewership following WrestleMania 37

Originally published at Friday Night SmackDown dips in viewership following WrestleMania 37

Friday Night SmackDown did not follow the pattern of Raw and NXT with its viewership dropping after WrestleMania.

Friday’s episode on Fox averaged 2,119,000 viewers with a 0.56 in the 18-49 demographic. Unlike Raw and NXT that experienced growth in their viewership, SmackDown fell 6 percent in overall viewers and declined 8 percent in the main demo, according to the information from Showbuzz Daily.

It was SmackDown’s lowest viewership since March 19th and the smallest 18-49 number since February 26th of this year.

Last week’s episode was promoted as “WrestleMania SmackDown” featuring the annual Andre the Giant Battle Royal and a Fatal Four-Way Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

SmackDown was tied for third among network programs in the 18-49 demo equalling the rating for ABC’s 20/20 and falling behind Shark Tank and Blue Bloods. SmackDown was fifth in the 18-34 demo.

In Canada, SmackDown finished with 195,300 viewers and 95,800 in the 25-54 demographic on Sportsnet 360. They were going against a Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic game, which was the most-watched sports broadcast that night in the country.