For April 10’s WrestleMania 36 fallout episode, all of SmackDown’s ratings numbers were identical to what the show got for the April 3 WrestleMania 36 go home show.
Those numbers, like the viewership, have dropped slightly since the coronavirus pandemic led WWE to film on an empty Performance Center set. But they seem to have found their level. SmackDown tied three other shows for the best rating among network broadcasts in the coveted 18 - 34 year old demographic last night, and two others for the best share of 18 - 49 year old men.
WWE and Fox will likely be satisfied as long as that remains the case.
Here’s last night’s network numbers:
And here’s how last night compared to every Fox Friday SmackDown episode (all data via Showbuzz Daily):
It’s possible these numbers were buoyed by WrestleMania, but I don’t think so. These seem to be the people who will watch WWE routinely week-in and week-out, and I’d be surprised if they change greatly during the “current circumstances”.
We’ll find out.