News July 4 Holiday sends SmackDown’s numbers to new lows

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Even with many things still shutdown due to the pandemic, a long Independence Day weekend is still a holiday. As such, a lot of people found things to do with their night on Fri., July 3 other than sit home and watch SmackDown on Fox.

That meant the smallest audience the show has had since moving to broadcast TV last fall, and finishing in a pack of shows trailing NBC’s Dateline in the overnight ratings for the night. WWE did have the biggest share of men under 50 who were actually watching TV, though.

Here are the fast national numbers for broadcast networks:

Showbuzz Daily

And here’s are those numbers listed with a bunch of bigger numbers from every other episode since WWE moved to Fridays last fall (all data via Showbuzz Daily):


Nowhere to go but up on the 10th.

For complete results and the live blog for SmackDown this week click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here. For a full playlist of the show click here.

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