The latest batch of ratings is in for SmackDown, and WWE saw their Friday viewership drop following WrestleMania 37.
According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s WWE SmackDown viewership came back with 1.997 million viewers, down from the 2.080 million viewers the April 9 episode drew. As far as demographics go, the 18-49 demographic saw a decrease for team blue. This week’s 0.5 rating was down from the 0.55 rating from last week. In the 25-54 demographic, SmackDown drew a 0.6 rating, down from last week.
This week’s episode focused on the fallout from WrestleMania 37. Cesaro stepped up and appears to be the next Challenger for Roman Reigns and the WWE Universal Title. Bianca Belair appeared and celebrated her Championship win in the main event of WrestleMania.
Also, Apollo Crews officially introduced Commander Azeez, the former Dabba Kato, and Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, The Dirty Dawgs, successfully retained their Tag Team Championship against The Street Profits.