PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast featuring a WrestleMania 36 Preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member and professional stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy.
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This week’s episode of WWE Smackdown on USA Network drew a 1.72 rating, essentially even with last week’s 1.73. That is just below the 2017 average, but above the previous ten week rolling average of 1.63. The rating last week was up coming two days after the Money in the Bank PPV. This week it was buoyed by the re-do of the Women’s MITB match.
Keller’s Analysis: A year ago, Smackdown drew a 1.52, so they have regained the lead over year-ago numbers the last two weeks, something that had evaporated after the Superstar Shake-up. June finished with a 1.66 average rating, above May’s 1.60, but well below the 1.85 average from January through April, so there’s still some ground to make up.