WWE SmackDown fell to the lowest point since moving to USA Network when up against the NFL draft this week. Thursday’s episode scored 2.109 million viewers and a 0.64 rating in the 18 – 49 demographic, down 13% and 12% from last week’s 2.431 million and 0.73 demo rating. The numbers were the lowest non-holiday viewership since the December 3rd episode on SyFy brought in 2.044 million viewers and the lowest non-holiday rating since the December 10th episode had a 0.55.
The fall was close to the 11% drop that the show suffered at the same point last year against the draft, which topped cable originals last night on ESPN with a 2.65 demo rating and 6.289 million viewers. SmackDown ranked at #7 behind the draft, the post-draft SportsCenter, the NFL Network’s draft coverage, 60 Days In on A&E, a pre-draft ESPN special and the NBA playoff game on TNT. It finished just ahead of the NHL playoff game on NBCSN.
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