And down they go. Again. The build to Money in the Bank gets worse and worse every single week as the fans aren’t seeming to be interested in anything going on. Maybe it’s the season of the year. Maybe it’s Money in the Bank itself. Maybe it’s the fact that we’re spending over a month with matches that are designed to set up a pair of matches that might not mean anything for a solid year. So did it get even worse this year for the blue show?
According to 411mania.com, this week’s episode of SmackDown Live drew .67 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.138 million viewers. These numbers are up 2% and down 3% respectively from last week’s .66 demographic rating and 2.195 million viewers. The audience is again the lowest since the October 31, 2017 show. This week’s show was headlined by a six man tag between New Day vs. the Miz/Samoa Joe/Rusev as well as a contract signing between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Miss last night’s show? Here are some quick highlights:
Opinion: Sweet goodness I can’t imagine how much WWE wants Money in the Bank season to be over. These shows are just dying in the ratings and the viewership and it’s not exactly surprising. There’s almost nothing going on with the shows as it’s just getting ready for one pay per view, but at the end of the day, it’s taken forever to get there and the pay per view is all about a concept that might not go anywhere until after next WrestleMania. That’s not the most thrilling thing in the world and it’s a long way to get there.
Are you tired of this build up? Will the numbers go back up after the pay per view? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.
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