That's because the show is turning into a show you'd expect to see on one of their weekend morning shows.
Well, yeah it seems they do all the important stuff on RAW now and anything that may have happened on SMACKDOWN that was worth seeing is recapped on RAW. The addition of Main Event won't help SMACKDOWN, as it seems they are treating it as a bigger deal than SMACKDOWN (at least for now)...
Pro-Wrestling Events Attended:Pay-Per Views: Elimination Chamber 2012, Bragging Rights 2010, WrestleMania 22, Judgment Day 2005 --- RAW: 2/20/12; 8/29/08; 4/3/06; 11/14/05 --- SMACKDOWN: 9/6/13; 7/22/11; 7/14/06; 11/18/05; 1/22/04; 9/12/02, 7/6/14 --- House Shows (RAW Brand): 1/31/03; 4/23/04 --- House Shows (SMACKDOWN Brand): 8/16/03; 12/28/12; 7/6/14 --- IMPACT: 3/21/13; 3/14/13 --- Ring Of Honor: 4/27/07; 8/25/06, --- Independent: MCW-1/26/08; 2CW-7/13/14
No you can't. Now if you could show a specific dip every year during high school football season then I could see your point. But I highly doubt that.
It's just a terrible product right now. That's what you blame. Not high school football.
Wasn't the "dip" roughly two hundred thousand people from the previous week? That's not exactly massive. That sort of fluctuation happens all the time.
You can blame a steady decline on the product.
What if viewership numbers were down across the board on Friday (a quick glance makes me lean toward concluding that was the case)? Fewer people watched the other top shows during the same time frame on Friday night because of the decline in quality of Smackdown? Good luck proving THAT one.