Smackdown Rating: Daniel Bryan’s medical clearance news leads to best rating since April 11, 2017, key metrics and perspective

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor



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Last night’s WWE Smackdown on USA Network drew a 1.96 rating and 2.888 million viewers, which was above last week’s 1.90 rating and 2.771 million viewers, which was at the time the highest rating and viewership of the year. This came close to a 2.00 rating, which Smackdown hasn’t seen since Apr. 11 last year. This was the first time the rating exceeded 1.90 since Apr. 11 last year.

One year ago Smackdown drew a 1.79 rating and two years ago it drew a 1.75 rating. The rating increase is likely a result of the social media and website headlines about Daniel Bryan’s return.

The monthly average for Smackdown so far is 1.85, above the 1.74 and 1.75 ratings the first two months of this year.

1 Comment on Smackdown Rating: Daniel Bryan’s medical clearance news leads to best rating since April 11, 2017, key metrics and perspective

  1. What is wrong with WWe?And why does the WWe put up with guys like Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn?They should have been fired a long time ago.This is not the first time they have beat up people.And with other wrestlers being in the back.Why didn’t one of them come out and help Daniel? If this is another way for WWe to get extra points so people will watch.Well,it’s to bad they don’t think more of the people that have been beaten down by these two awful people.

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