WWE SmackDown Live

WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (4/18/17): Numbers Way Down

WWE SmackDown Live on the USA Network saw a ratings and viewership decline this week. The April 18 show drew 2.544 million viewers, way down from the 3.105 million SmackDown drew last week. Last week's broadcast certainly benefitted from the novelty of the roster shake-up. This week, SmackDown went head to head with the NBA Playoffs,…




WWE SmackDown Live Preview (4/11/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Well, there most certainly was a "shakeup" courtesy of WWE RAW Monday night. Ironically, the best part of the show had nothing to do with new faces, just two RAW mainstays. Honestly, I don't have a clue what the future holds creatively for SmackDown at this point. But something tells me that we're about to…


Backstage Update On WWE’s Superstar Shake-Up Plans

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, backstage plans for next week's "Superstar Shake-Up" will see The New Day switch brands to SmackDown Live, with AJ Styles moving over to RAW, as has been expected. Though there was initially talk within the company over Roman Reigns perhaps switching brands, the current notion is that 'The Big…


WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (4/4/17): WrestleMania Bump

WWE SmackDown Live experienced a ratings bump this week, similar to RAW, likely due to the fallout from WrestleMania 33 on Sunday. This week's SmackDown drew 2.885 million viewers, up from 2.698 million last week. While the bump wasn't as big as the RAW ratings and viewership on Monday, it was still a noticeable increase.…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (4/4/17): Five Things To Watch For

The WWE RAW after WrestleMania gave fans a memorable night of action on Monday. RAW has definitely stepped its game up as the new year in WWE begins, adding people to the roster like The Revival, The Hardys, a returning Finn Balor, and new General Manager Kurt Angle. Will SmackDown be able to continue to…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (3/21/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Believe it or not, there are only two SmackDowns left before WrestleMania 33. Most of the key matches are set, even if they're not official. I anticipate by show's end tonight, we'll have something resembling a complete card. Here are five reasons to watch SmackDown Live. 1. Is AJ Styles Fired? In a word, "no."…


Solving The Eva Marie Problem: How To Book Her WWE Return

“Fire her.” “Fire her.” “Fire her INTO THE SUN.” But, hey, guys. Guys. Calm down. There’s no need to fire her at all. Not even the WWE has a T-shirt cannon powerful enough to launch a red-headed superstar into the sun. Yet. If the brains behind #AllRedEverything have done anything well, it’s to generate nuclear…



WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (2/28/17): Numbers Down

This week's WWE SmackDown ratings and viewership information is in, and the show experienced an expected drop in its audience. The February 28 edition of SmackDown drew 2.566 million viewers, down from 2.792 million last week and 2.626 million two weeks ago. This was an expected result given that SmackDown's final hour went head to head…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/21/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Last week saw SmackDown LIVE eschew the obvious creative path towards WrestleMania 33 and instead deal us a curveball. Randy Orton, the Royal Rumble winner, refused his shot at the WWE Title. This is due to Bray Wyatt still being champion. Conventional wisdom had - and still has - Orton turning on Wyatt to set…


Matches For WWE SmackDown Next Week; 205 Live Results

A couple of matches were announced for next week's WWE SmackDown Live during Tuesday night's broadcast. Following their match at Elimination Chamber ending in a double count-out, Nikki Bella and Natalya will face off in a Falls Count Anywhere Match next week on SmackDown. Daniel Bryan announced the bout following a backstage brawl on this…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/14/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

For the second time in three weeks, we have a new WWE Champion. John Cena struck gold for the 16th time at the Royal Rumble, but that reign turned out to be short-lived. Now Bray Wyatt is on top for the first time in his career. In fact, it's Wyatt's first singles title of any…


WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (2/7/17): Numbers Down

WWE SmackDown Live so its ratings and viewership numbers take a hit this week, much in the same way that WWE RAW did. Though the drop-off for SmackDown wasn't as pronounced as RAW, the brand is working with a smaller audience to begin with. This week's SmackDown on 2/7 averaged 2.627 million viewers, down from…



WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (1/31/17): Numbers Up

WWE SmackDown Live saw a bump in their ratings and viewership numbers this week, just as RAW did on Monday evening. SmackDown drew an audience of 2.817 million viewers, up from 2.556 million last week. The increase has to be expected coming out of the Royal Rumble, traditionally the third biggest show of the year.…





WWE SmackDown Live Preview (1/10/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Parodying the show which he was on, iconic Seinfeld character George Costanza once had a vision for a "show about nothing." With stories that never seem to reach definitive conclusions, RAW would make Costanza proud if not for the fact it's rarely funny. As we entered 2017, SmackDown LIVE had become the new standard-bearer for…