Saturday, May 16, 2020

Braun Strowman Warns Otis, Smackdown Viewership

Braun Strowman Warns Otis, Smackdown Viewership
- Friday's WWE SmackDown drew an average of 2.043 million viewers in the overnight ratings, according to Showbuzz Daily.

Hour one drew 2.030 million viewers, then hour two went up to 2.055 million viewers. WWE continues to air from a closed set at the WWE Performance Center.

SmackDown also drew an average of 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was #3 for the night. Shark Tank topped the night at 0.7.

If the number holds up, it would be up from last Friday's SmackDown episode, which drew an average of 2.025 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

- Speaking of SmackDown, last night Braun Strowman teamed up with Otis – with the most bizarre moment of the match being when Strowman attempted to imitate Otis’ famous Caterpillar finisher.

While it may have been an amusing segment for fans to enjoy, it’s worth noting that Otis holds the power to end Strowman’s Universal Championship reign whenever he pleases.

The Monster Among Men, as you can imagine, is well aware of this.

My Caterpillar was UGLY but a hell of a lot better than the @mikethemiz nip up!!!! #JackOfAllTradesMastwrOfNone @otiswwe enjoyed being in the ring with you!!!! Just don’t try me cause as much as I don’t want to I’ll give you these hands as well!!!

It’s hard to picture a scenario in which Strowman and Otis battle for the most important title on SmackDown, but it was also hard to imagine we’d have the sort of start to the year that we’ve had in 2020.