Saturday, April 25, 2020

King Corbin Set For History to Repeat Itself, Poor Smackdown Viewership

King Corbin Set For History to Repeat Itself, Poor Smackdown Viewership
- Friday's SmackDown drew an average of 2.014 million viewers in the overnight viewership, according to Showbuzz Daily.

Hour one drew 2.050 million viewers, then hour two dropped to 1.978 million viewers. WWE continues to film from the WWE Performance Center without a live audience.

SmackDown also drew an average of 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was #7 for the night. Blue Bloods topped the night at 0.8. The NFL Draft: Rounds 2-3 drew an average of 0.73 for its three hour run on Friday night.

If the number holds up, it would be down 7.9% from last week. This would also become the lowest rated episode of SmackDown on FOX.

- After beating Drew Gulak, King Corbin is moving on to the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder match against Daniel Bryan, Aleister Black, Apollo Crews, Rey Mysterio, and either Otis or Dolph Ziggler. Corbin gave his thoughts on winning the match for a second time.

"As for the other competitors that will be in this Money in the Bank Ladder Match at corporate headquarters, they will all bow down," Corbin said. "I'm going to have objects within my reach at all times to hurt anybody who thinks they have a shot. I showed Drew Gulak does not belong in the ring with the King and at Money in the Bank it will be no different. I will walk out of there with that Money in the Bank contract and I will be Universal Champion."