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WWE SmackDown Viewership Takes a Slight Dip Amid Crucial Story Developments

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WWE SmackDown’s episode on April 19, 2024, experienced a minor decrease in viewership, drawing 2.333 million viewers, down slightly from the previous week’s 2.357 million. However, there was an increase in the key 18-49 demographic, jumping to a 0.63 rating.

Key Highlights

  • The April 19th SmackDown focused on building up to the Backlash Premium Live Event.
  • AJ Styles is set to challenge Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Championship.
  • Tiffany Stratton made a noteworthy appearance, confronting Bayley in the main event.

Why It Matters

SmackDown remains WWE’s flagship weekly show, consistently drawing a large audience. The slight fluctuation in viewership figures is a normal phenomenon in broadcast TV, but the increase in the key demographic indicates strong interest in leading storylines, especially with major events like Backlash on the horizon.

Looking Forward

As WWE continues to build momentum towards Backlash, the focus will be on how narrative developments, such as the AJ Styles and Cody Rhodes championship storyline, impact viewership figures in upcoming weeks. The performance of next week’s SmackDown will be particularly telling in the lead-up to the Premium Live Event.

What do you think contributed to this week’s viewership numbers for SmackDown? Were the storylines engaging enough to keep you tuned in, or is there room for improvement? Let us know in the comments section below!

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