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SmackDown’s numbers didn’t perk up for WrestleMania go home

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The first look at the television viewership numbers are in for Fri. April 3, and the outlook seems much the same for WWE and Fox.

SmackDown’s audience was a tiny bit bigger than the week before; the average of 2,374,500 was an increase of just 500 over Mar. 27’s lowest-since-November ‘19 viewership. Ratings were flat or down across the board, and again left the blue brand behind ABC’s Shark Tank and CBS’ Hawaii Five-O with 18 - 34 year olds.

Here’s last night’s network numbers:

Showbuzz Daily

And here’s how last night compared to every Fox Friday SmackDown episode (all data via Showbuzz Daily):

Stability is all well and good - especially given the state of the world right now. The lack of buzz heading into WrestleMania 36 despite any other new sports entertainment options is striking, though.

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.