Was Money in the Bank Able to Help This Week’s WWE Smackdown Viewership?
This week’s WWE Smackdown Live was highlighted by Money in the Bank PPV fallout, plus a nearly one-hour long Gauntlet match which saw Rusev crowned as the new #1 contender to AJ Styles’ WWE Championship.
According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s WWE Smackdown Viewership was aided by the big match hype and PPV fallout, as it averaged 2.315 million viewers, which is an increase from the 2.183 million viewership average for last week’s show. This is the second week in a row that WWE Smackdown Viewership has increased, as both Smackdown and Raw heading into Money in the Bank last week saw viewership spikes.
This week’s WWE Smackdown ranked #5 in overall cable TV viewership for the night, and was the most-watched show overall for the night in the 18-49 demographic.
Below are several highlight videos from this week’s edition of WWE Smackdown:
The A-Lister and The Bulgarian Brute square off for the right to challenge WWE Champion AJ Styles at WWE Extreme Rules.
The Miz takes advantage of a sudden attack by The Bludgeon Brothers to end Daniel Bryan’s hopes of earning a WWE Championship Match.
Just two days removed from their title fight against Harper & Rowan at WWE Money in the Bank, Gallows & Anderson try to unseat The Bludgeon Brothers.
The Gauntlet Match continues with Daniel Bryan squaring off with longtime rival Samoa Joe.
After hearing Jeff Hardy’s comments from earlier in the evening, The King of Strong Style has a harsh rebuttal for The Charismatic Enigma.
The Empress of Tomorrow looks for payback when she confronts Carmella and James Ellsworth.
Before their scheduled match begins, Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain brutally attack Jimmy & Jey Uso, signaling the arrival of SAnitY on SmackDown LIVE.
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