SmackDown After WrestleMania 36 Sees Slight Viewership Drop From Previous Week

SmackDown's first foray after WrestleMania sees small viewership decrease.

According to overnight numbers released by ShowBuzz Daily, the April 10 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.304 million viewers, down slightly from the 2.374 million viewers the April 3 episode averaged.

Nine Matches Announced For 5/11 Episode Of AEW Dark

This week's episode was the first episode to feature Braun Strowman as WWE Universal Champion coming off his win over Goldberg at WWE WrestleMania 36. This episode also saw the debut of The Forgotten Sons from NXT, Money in the Bank qualifying matches set for next week's episode, and the return of Sheamus to competition for the first time since WWE moved to television to the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

In the 18-49 demographic, SmackDown averaged 0.6 rating, the same as last week's episode. This week's show was the first to not feature any vintage match re-airs in weeks.

Hourly Breakdown:

Hour 1: 2.372 million viewers, 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Hour 2: 2.235 million viewers, 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic

Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (4/10) Videos On YouTube

Braun Strowman Wants To Let Bray Wyatt In (668,000 viewers)

Braun Strowman vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (345,000 views)

Shinsuke Nakamura Sends Braun Strowman Into A Rage (300,000 views)

Tucker vs. Dolph Ziggler (257,000 views)

Bayley Offers Up Sasha Banks For Clash With Tamina (255,000 views)

If you missed any of the action from SmackDown, check out Fightful’s full report on the show and listen to the post-show podcast for a complete review of all the action.

For a full breakdown on viewership numbers from various wrestling programs, check out Fightful's resources page.

Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web