SmackDown's third show at the Performance Center sees a downward trend in viewership just nine nights out from WrestleMania.
According to overnight numbers released by ShowBuzz Daily, the March 27 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.374 million viewers, down from the 2.562 million viewers the March 20 episode averaged.
This week's episode was the third episode to air from the WWE Performance Center and the first SmackDown episode to air from the mass taping at the Performance Center which encompasses all episodes of WWE television through the 4/6 episode of Raw. This taping includes the two nights of WrestleMania 36 that will air on WWE Network and pay-per-view on April 4th and 5th.
In the 18-49 demographic, SmackDown averaged 0.7 rating, slightly less than last week's 0.75 rating. This week's show featured several new WrestleMania matches made, a new Firefly Fun House, and a replay of Triple H vs. Roman Reigns from WrestleMania 32.
Hour 1: 2.393 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 2.355 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (3/27) Videos On YouTube
Dolph Ziggler calms Mandy Rose’s nerves as tensions with Otis escalate (263,000 views)
Dolph Ziggler Offers A WrestleMania Showdown To An Incensed Otis (227,000 views)
Alexa Bliss vs. Asuka (191,000 views)
Tamina Makes Her Presence Felt Ahead Of Fatal 5-Way Match (187,000 views)
Drew Gulak vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (164,000 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.