Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Another Weak Crowd and Viewership For This Week's SmackDown (Photos)

Another Weak Crowd  and Viewership For This Week's WWE SmackDown (Photos)
Last night's Smackdown Live averaged 1.921 million viewers.

The number was up from the 1.859 million count from last Tuesday’s edition.

There’s no way to frame a minimal increase coming out of a pay-per-view and the show remained below the two million mark as good news aside from that the number didn’t go down. The June 26, 2018 edition of Smackdown delivered 2.135 million viewers.

As seen below, last night's episode drew another weak crowd as well at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.

The arena was filled with empty seats and tarps were used to curtain off certain areas. RAW isn't drawing weekly sold out crowds these days, but SmackDown crowds have been down for some time now.

It should be noted that the first photo was taken during the pre-show dark match, which saw Ali defeat Buddy Murphy, but the other photos were taken at various points during the tapings.