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WWE SmackDown Suffers Another Ratings Drop

The blue brand draws yet another poor number.

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Last night's Friday Night SmackDown on FOX managed to pull in an average of 2.192 million spectators, according to Showbuzz Daily.

This was yet another ratings dip for the blue show and last night's number was a 5% drop from April 10's post-WrestleMania 36 edition of SmackDown.

On this week's programme we witnessed Daniel Bryan and Dana Brooke both qualify for the men's and women's Money in the Bank ladder match, respectively. Sheamus squashed yet another jobber. Braun Strowman was gifted his old 'black sheep' mask from Bray Wyatt and Big E won the SmackDown Tag Team titles for The New Day in a triple threat match against The Miz and Jey Uso.

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Despite the show boasting some decent in-ring action, it appears that a chunk of WWE fans weren't enticed by what was promised on this week's crowd-less show and opted to spend their time watching something else instead.

On top of that average, SmackDown also scored a 0.6 rating in the all important 18-49 demographic. This meant that they finished #2 overall on the night behind Shark Tank and Magnum P.I.

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Will WWE find a way to halt this ratings slump in the coming weeks or will the continued lack of live audience and questionable business decisions made by the company continue to hamper their weekly TV show ratings?

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