WWE SmackDown Sees Ratings Decline in Absence of Roman Reigns and John Cena

The WWE SmackDown episode on Fox on Friday drew approximately 2.094 million viewers. That’s a 14.3 percent decrease from the previous week, and it’s the lowest number of viewers who have seen SmackDown on Fox since May 5.

SmackDown got a rating of 0.53 in the 18-49 age group, which is lower by 18.5 percent compared to last week. This is the worst rating it has gotten on Fox since May 26, but it’s still twice as good as any other show on regular TV.

Compared to the same week in 2022, fewer people watched SmackDown this time – about 11.5 percent less. And in the 18-49 age group, it was down by 7.2 percent. This hasn’t happened before since January 6 when both categories dropped, or since January 20 when at least one of them dropped.

WWE ratings drop without Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns

John Cena, who was back last week, wasn’t on this SmackDown because he’s in India for WWE’s Superstar Spectacle event. Roman Reigns didn’t show up either. But don’t worry, Cena will be back on SmackDown this coming Friday.

This week’s show received 11.2 percent less viewers overall, and 17.2 percent fewer viewers in the 18-49 age range compared to what they usually get.

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