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WWE SmackDown Live ratings (June 13, 2017): Money in the Bank ‘go home’ draws lowest audience of the year

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Ouch.

Even without any nationally broadcast competition from the major sports leagues, WWE’s television performance continued to take a beating with the June 13 episode of SmackDown — the last show before the brand’s big Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) this Sunday.

At 2.072 million viewers, it’s not only the smallest viewership of the year, but the second worst number since the brand split in July of 2016 (only the Nov. 8 edition on election night did worse). There was a noteable news event with Attorney General Jeff Sessions having testified before Congress earlier in the day, but it’s still shocking to see SmackDown ranked 13th among cable originals.

Ratings were no consolation. Although WWE finished second behind ESPN’s 30 for 30 among 18 - 49 year olds, the .63 share was down considerably from last week’s .74.

Big news at the PPV might help the fallout show next Tuesday. Otherwise, July 4 and John Cena’s return likely can’t get here soon enough for WWE officials.

Here’s a rundown of the blue brand’s audiences this year:

June 6 - 2.349 million
May 30 - 2.35 million
May 23 - 2.33 million
May 16 - 2.175 million
May 9 - 2.348 million
May 2 - 2.3 million
April 25 - 2.49 million
April 18 - 2.54 million
April 11 - 3.11 million
April 4 - 2.89 million
March 29 - 2.7 million
March 21 - 2.65 million
March 14 - 2.63 million
March 7 - 2.74 million
February 28 - 2.57 million
Feb. 21 - 2.79 million
Feb. 14 - 2.63 million
Feb. 7 - 2.63 million
Jan. 31 - 2.82 million
Jan. 24 - 2.56 million
Jan. 17 - 2.65 million
Jan. 10 -2.53 million
Jan. 3 - 2.59 million

For complete results and the live blog for SmackDown this week click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here.