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SmackDown’s numbers rose, but a lot of folks tuned out for another Corbin main event

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The bottom line is, SmackDown’s numbers were up from last week. A big first hour audience gave the show a better average viewership than last week, they were up or even in every ratings category, and they won the night clean in the 18 - 34 demographic. Fox and WWE are undoubtedly pleased.

A lot of folks tuned out in hour two, however. Maybe Sasha Banks no showing didn’t help, but the advertised main event was again King Corbin-centric. Up to you whether you want to place the blame at the base of his throne or not.

Here’s last night’s network numbers:

Showbuzz Daily

As you can see in this chart, that 13% drop in viewers from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern is the biggest since SmackDown moved to Fox Fridays (all data via Showbuzz Daily):

Who’s ready for twice the Corbin at Royal Rumble?

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. For a full playlist of the show click here.

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