Smackdown Rating: Post-WrestleMania edition grows, key metrics on how it compares to last two years, big expectations next week

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor


The post-WrestleMania episode of WWE Smackdown on Apr. 10 on USA Network surged to a 2.10 rating, up from the 1.74 the prior week and above the ten-week rolling average headed into the week of 1.78.

A year ago, Smackdown drew a 2.02 rating two days after WrestleMania, and then surged to a 2.14 the week after for the Superstar Shake-up, so there’s reason to believe Smackdown will reach its highest rating in years next week.

Smackdown averaged a 1.73 rating through two weeks of April two years ago, a 2.08 rating through two weeks last year, and 1.92 through two weeks this year. WrestleMania was a week earlier last year, so a better comparison year-to-year will be considering next week’s rating when comparing to last year.

The 2018 average so far is 1.80. The average in 2017 through this week was 1.84. Two years ago, the average rating through this week was 1.76.


NOW CHECK OUT THIS RECENT REPORT: WWE Raw Rating for the “Raw After WrestleMania” including a sharp dropoff for the third hour, other key metrics

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