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**All TV Ratings, Buys, Draw Talk Here**

THE RATINGS WAR PART VI​

Separate but equal, right? Here WF WWE Universe is your favorite topic of discussion now exclusively for Smackdown! So get to debating da numbers on the scoreboard on Tuesday Nights.

What are you waiting for? Eviscerate each other in this great battle for supremacy ~ ENNJOYYYYY!


LOLRATINGZ :bryanlol​
 

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Gotta think Smackdown will get one of the highest ratings it's gotten in YEARS.
 

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Ambrose goes to smackdown = low ratings...
 
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Don't think anyone has been excited for an episode of Smackdown since about 2009, really hope Smackdown can legit compete with Raw.
 

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There was an interesting stat that was posted on reddit that Smackdown's ratings haven't changed since 2010. They've been bouncing between 1.6-2.0 for 6 years while Raw has declined every year. It'll be interesting to see if this draft will change that trend.
 
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I'm not getting my hopes up too much, but this can be just what WWE needs if done right. I'm staying up to see Smackdown for the first time.
 

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Some statistics here:


○ The highest rated episodes of SmackDown were #24 (27/01/00) & #37 (27/04/00). Both episodes drew a 5.4 rating. Ep. #37 drew a 9.0 share while Ep. #24 drew a 8.0 share.

○ The first live episode of SmackDown drew a 3.4 rating and a 5.0 share. The episode (Ep. #107) aired on Tuesday, September 4th, 2001. SmackDown was pre-empted the following week due to the Al Qaeda attacks on New York City and Washington D.C.

○ SmackDown later aired live with Ep. #124 on Thursday, January 3rd, 2002. It drew a 3.8 rating and a 4.0 share while competing with the Rose Bowl.

○ Ep. #136, the first episode of SmackDown after the 2002 WWE Brand Extension, drew a 3.7.

○ SmackDown Ep. #150 fell on July 4th and drew a lowly rating of 2.0 - the lowest SmackDown rating to that point.

○ SmackDown average a rating of 3.52 in 2002 - the first year of the WWE Brand Extension.

○ SmackDown began 2003 with a live episode. Ep. #176 aired on Thursday, January 2nd, 2003 drawing a 3.4 rating and a 6.0 share. Brock Lesnar vs. Matt Hardy main-evented the episode.

○ SmackDown average a rating of 3.30 in 2003 - the first full year of the WWE Brand Extension.

○ SmackDown moved to Friday nights in 2005. The debut episode (Ep. #315) drew rating of 2.9.

○ In 2006, SmackDown moved to the CW Network drawing a 2.4 in it's debut (Ep. #372) on Friday, September 22, 2006. The Undertaker vs. King Booker was the main event.

○ In 2008, SmackDown once again fell on the 4th of July drawing a minuscule 1.6 rating.

○ In October of 2008, SmackDown moved the MyNetwork TV. The debut episode, Ep. #478, drew a rating of 1.9. Triple H, Chris Jericho and Matt Hardy worked the main event in a three-way match.

○ SmackDown left MyNetwork TV for SyFy in September of 2010. The debut episode (Ep. #576) drew a rating of 1.74. Big Show vs. Luke Gallows was the main event.

○ SmackDown reached its nadir in 2014 when Ep. #769 drew a rating of 0.75 after it aired on May 9th, 2014. The Wyatt Family battled John Cena and the Usos in the main event.

○ 2015 was the least watched year in SmackDown's 16-year history netting an average rating of 1.69.

○ So far, SmackDown has an average rating of 1.68 in 2016.​
 

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I expect a rating of 2.4-2.1 for this episode. Anything lower than that range is a fail for all the marketing and hype they did for this show that ended up being disappointing anyways.
 

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7/19 Live Smackdown/WWE Draft Social Media activity – Surge to near-WrestleMania level

With 59 WWE Draft picks to comment on, the new Raw and Smackdown rosters to evaluate, and the Live Smackdown premiere to discuss on Tuesday night, there was a huge surge in social media activity for Smackdown.

WWE Smackdown Social Media Tracking


July 19: Smackdown registered social media activity just below the level of post-WrestleMania Raw, according to Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings.

Smackdown generated 279,000 tweets from 49,000 unique authors, for a rate of 5.7 tweets per person.

By comparison, last week’s final Thursday Night Smackdown airing drew 42,000 tweets from 16,000 unique authors for a rate of 2.6 tweets per person.

Overall on the night, Smackdown ranked #2 in social media activity behind TV-wide coverage of the Republican National Convention.

– Going back one night to Monday’s Raw leading into the Draft, the July 18 Raw generated 176,000 tweets from 45,000 unique authors.

So, the number of people tweeting about Raw and Smackdown was very close, but Smackdown generated 100,000 more tweets.

Once the dust settles from the Draft and Battleground, the real comparisons can begin with live Raws and Smackdowns side-by-side on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

2016’s Top 5 WWE Social Media Shows (non-PPV)


Feb. 8 – D-Bryan Retirement: 343,000 tweets / 83,000 uniques
Apr. 4 – Post-Mania Raw: 316,000 tweets / 56,000 uniques
Feb. 22 – Shane McMahon Return: 286,000 tweets / 64,000 uniques
Jul. 19 – Draft/Live SD Premiere: 279,000 tweets / 49,000 uniques
Jan. 25 – Post-Rumble Raw: 243,000 tweets / 54,000 uniques

http://www.pwtorch.com/site/2016/07/20/719-live-smackdownwwe-draft-social-media-huge-surge-near-wrestlemania-level/
 

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I truly hope the ratings are shit, just so maybe, maybe somebody might notice what a complete ratings killer that twat is.

Then again, why should I fucking care.
 

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This was the Draft show, so the number better be high, like somewhere in the 4 millions. Whatever the number for the Draft show is, that is likely their ceiling going forward. So, it better be really, really high for WWE's sake.
 

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This was the Draft show, so the number better be high, like somewhere in the 4 millions. Whatever the number for the Draft show is, that is likely their ceiling going forward. So, it better be really, really high for WWE's sake.
There is no chance of getting anywhere near 4 million on Tuesday night head to head with the gop convention

When you move nights you usually lose viewers not gain regardless if show is live. The draft might gain a few people but it won't gain that many. SD has rarely done 3 million viewers during its 6 years on cable and never drew 4 million and certainly won't in 2016
 

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There is no chance of getting anywhere near 4 million on Tuesday night head to head with the gop convention

When you move nights you usually lose viewers not gain regardless if show is live. The draft might gain a few people but it won't gain that many. SD has rarely done 3 million viewers its 6 years on cable and never drew 4 million and certainly won't in 2016
That's not Raw's target audience. If this was a regular SD, I'd have no expectations. But it was the Draft show. Interest was higher than usual.
 

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3 million would be incredible numbers

this is still Smackdown, I can't see them getting a huge income of viewers all of a sudden
 

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This was the Draft show, so the number better be high, like somewhere in the 4 millions. Whatever the number for the Draft show is, that is likely their ceiling going forward. So, it better be really, really high for WWE's sake.
Feel like you're coming up with a number they can't reach just to laugh at them :Seth.

It's still Smackdown which has gotten a bad rep for years so I wouldn't expect everyone to tune in even if it were for a big event.
 
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