WWE Smackdown 7/10 Viewership Slightly Up Going Into Extreme Rules

Smackdown had slightly more of a viewership during a down week for Raw. 

Monday, the Raw viewership numbers were reported to be the lowest in history heading into Sunday's Extreme Rules. Since May 8th, Smackdown's average has dropped from 2.3 million viewers to just over 2 million viewers, hitting the lowest of that stretch last week. According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week's Smackdown averaged 2,183,000 viewers. 

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Despite the ratings being in an annual dip, WWE has stayed in the top five of the rankings for original cable content all year long. Monday's Raw had all three hours in the top five and Smackdown was ranked number one based off of the 18 to 49 year old demographic. 

On YouTube, the videos performed better than the videos from Raw. In the report for Raw, there was only one video which received 1 million views and only one other video received more than 500 thousand views. Two videos from Smackdown had around 1 million views. Team Hell No on Miz TV attracted just under one million views and Asuka versus James Ellsworth went over one million views. AJ Styles versus Nakamura had over 400 thousand views and the six-man tag team match had over 500 thousand. 

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