WWE is working hard to provide weekly television content, but fans aren’t tuning in like they used to. This is getting to be a bit of a concern as the added boost from FOX doesn’t seem to be helping either.
Friday Night SmackDown on FOX scored their lowest two-hour overnight viewership yet. They barely broke 2 million average viewers and the second hour fell to 1.978 million.
Ringside News has learned that “everyone is afraid to talk about it.” The slumping ratings are “very bad” at this point as they are garnering an average of around 200,000 more viewers than Raw. SmackDown is on a larger network and Raw also has an additional third hour to drag their viewership down as well.
FOX has given WWE plenty of promotion. Since live sports shut down during the pandemic WWE is getting even more airtime on FS1. Tuesday nights on FS1 have become a dedicated WWE block of programming leading into WWE Backstage.
Hopefully, WWE will be able to figure out what they need to do. There are some serious worries on the blue brand in the meantime.
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