Are Dec. 13’s small drops in SmackDown’s viewership - and a few ratings categories - indicative of audience dissatisfaction with some elements of the product? Or just due to things like the Friday night time slot and the busy holiday season?
Probably mostly the latter with a smidge of the former, but who can tell for sure? Here’s last night’s network numbers:
If anything is troubling WWE and Fox, it’s the slow decline in the ratings in the two under-50 demos. You don’t want to be tied with CBS and Tom Selleck among 18 - 34 year olds. You can see the downward trend in this chart of all the show’s numbers since joining Fox’s Friday line-up on Oct. 4 (all data via Showbuzz Daily):
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.