Tease of Roman Reigns' attacker reveal draws 2.1 million

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/08/21/tease-of-roman-reigns-attacker-reveal-draws-2-1-million/

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Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live from Sioux Falls, South Dakota saw the show’s viewership top 2.1 million viewers for the third straight week.

The show, built around the reveal of Roman Reigns’ attacker, averaged 2,142,000 viewers on the USA Network. It was nearly identical to last week’s average of 2.164 million for the episode coming off SummerSlam.

Since July 16th, SmackDown has topped two million viewers every week except for July 30th, going against the Democratic debate on CNN.

Immediately following SmackDown, Miz & Mrs. averaged 997,000 viewers on the USA Network, which was down from last week’s figure of 1,009,000 viewers. After five weeks, the reality series is averaging 939,200 viewers in the timeslot following SmackDown Live.

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Attempted murder angles draw the big numbers.


Also likely an average of 2.1 million viewers disappointed with the reveal.


This is why WWE don’t focus on serious wrestling that appeals to fans of in ring action and serious angles that make sense. Scooby doo angles do the job.