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WWE News: SmackDown Live Rating Takes A Drop, Still Ranked #1 (8/7/18)

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For four straight weeks now, WWE’s SmackDown Live has steadily increased its viewership as we inch closer and closer to SummerSlam on August 19th. Despite this, the blue brand has yet to catch up with Monday Night RAW’s ratings, even on weeks when fans mostly believe SmackDown Live has been the better show. Did this week offer the same results?

Unfortunately, the answer is, “No”. This week’s episode of SmackDown Live came down to a 2.197, a decrease of 8.49% and as stated, the first time in a month where the rating did not move upward. Here’s a look at the last four weeks of ratings for the blue brand:

  • July 17th: 2.293
  • July 24th: 2.340
  • July 31st: 2.401
  • August 7th: 2.197

However, SmackDown Live has maintained its hold on the number one spot in the Cable Top 150 Rankings for the 18-49 demographic for the second straight week:

  1. SmackDown Live – USA Network – 0.73
  2. Below Deck Mediterranean – Bravo – 0.54
  3. Miz & Mrs – USA Network – 0.47
  4. Animal Kingdom – TNT – 0.44
  5. The Challenge: Final Reckoning – MTV – 0.41

Source: Showbuzz Daily

EA’s Take: I have to be honest here, I’m a big fan of the blue brand on a weekly basis, but this week felt lackluster to me. At this point, it feels as if we’re just killing time until SummerSlam. The main event of The New Day vs. The Bar was tremendously entertaining, but as we all know by now, the masses don’t tune in for the in-ring product. None of SmackDown Live’s biggest stars were in action this week (unless you want to make a case for Shinsuke Nakamura), as Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, AJ Styles, The Miz, Daniel Bryan…none of them wrestled. We got a rematch from last week with Lana vs. Zelina Vega (another rough outing) and the aforementioned Nakamura taking on R-Truth, in addition to Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. The IIconics. Real big lineup, right? Ultimately, with no real big name matches advertised ahead of time, there wasn’t much reason to tune into SmackDown Live this week. With next week being the go-home show for SummerSlam, I’d expect that in itself to increase the rating much as I think it will for RAW.

 

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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Mickie James Update, Jeff Hardy, RAW Ratings and More! (7/17/19)

News Involving: Mickie James, Finn Balor, Jeff Hardy, RAW Ratings and More!

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Latest On Jeff Hardy

In Monday’s shuffle I discussed the news on Jeff Hardy’s latest public intoxication arrest. Since then, more details have been released regarding the incident. TMZ is reporting that Hardy smelled of booze and was passed out in a public stairwell before being arrested.

Jason’s Take

Once again, Hardy’s struggles with addiction have been well documented in the past, so I am not going to comment on them. Here is hoping that he is able to get things in order and get his life on track.

RAW Ratings See An Increase

RAW continues to slowly climb out of the ratings hole, as this weeks ratings showed an increase in viewership. The hourly breakdown looks like this:

Hour 1 – 2.379 million viewers
Hour 2 – 2.503 million viewers
Hour 3 – 2.478 million viewers

Jason’s Take

This is good news for WWE, RAW, and USA, as RAW typically has had a hard time keeping viewers into the third hour. RAW was actually a very solid show last night, and one of the first RAW’s in a very long time that I watched from start to finish while it aired live. Slowly, but surely, WWE will do what they can to climb out of the hole.

Mickie James Undergoes ACL Surgery

Earlier today, WWE star Mickie James went under the knife to repair her injured ACL. The injury looks to keep her out of the ring into next year. Her husband, Nick Aldis, took to Twitter to update fans on the successful surgery.

Jason’s Take

Mickie James is still a very talented wrestler who adds depth to the women’s division. There is still a place for her on the roster, and one can assume that the WWE will want to keep her when she fully recovers.

Finn Balor Taking Time Off?

Finn Balor lost the Intercontinental championship at Extreme Rules, and the loss had many scratching their heads. However, it appears there is reasoning behind it according to Pro Wrestling Sheet, as Balor has requested time off from WWE to recharge. Though he requested time off, it appears that it will not be granted until after the upcoming SummerSlam pay per view.

Jason’s Take

It will be interesting to see how Balor will be written off of TV. One could assume a SummerSlam match with Bray Wyatt will lead to his exit. Perhaps on his return, he could join his friends in The Club ?

 

 


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Jeff Hardy, RAW Reunion, Paul Heyman and More! (7/15/19)

News Involving Jeff Hardy, RAW Reunion, Paul Heyman and More!

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Jeff Hardy Arrested

According to various news outlets this weekend, WWE star Jeff Hardy was arrested for public intoxication Saturday in South Carolina.Police said they received a report of an intoxicated person in Myrtle Beach about 11 a.m. Shortly after, authorities arrested Hardy without incident and charged him with public intoxication.Hardy posted a $153 bond and was released the same day.In a statement, WWE said, “Jeff Hardy is responsible for his own personal actions.”

Jason’s Take

Jeff Hardy’s battles with substance abuse over the years have been well documented. After period of staying off the radar, Hardy has been in court twice over the past year for alcohol related issues. Here is hoping that Hardy can get things under control.

Huge RAW Planned For Next Week

During Sunday nights Extreme Rules pay per view, WWE aired a commercial for RAW Reunion that will take place on July 22nd. Some of the big names advertised include Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Ric Flair.

Jason’s Take

This seems like a reach for a quick ratings grab, but it is always cool to see the legends return. Potentially we could see some involvement from some of the legends for SummerSlam storylines ?

Paul Heyman Appears At EVOLVE Show

For those of you who didn’t catch the EVOLVE 10th Anniversary show on the WWE Network Saturday night, you missed out on a hell of a show. You also missed out on an appearance from none other than Paul Heyman. Most wrestling fans know that Heyman mentored EVOLVE founder Gabe Sapolosky back in ECW.

Jason’s Take

Those of you have followed my daily news shuffles, and the random In This Corner articles I put together, know that I rarely follow the indie wrestling scene. However, I took in both the EVOLVE show and AEW Fight For The Fallen. I was extremely impressed with the talent in EVOLVE, and my hopes are that WWE continues to broadcast their shows on the WWE Network.

Enzo and Cass Done With ROH ?

During April’s G1 Supercard Show at Madison Square Garden, fans were shocked to see Enzo and Cass jump the guard rail and started attacking ROH stars. Many felt initially that this may have been a shoot, but it appeared to be a work to lead to a potential appearance in ROH for the two. However, according to Dave Meltzer on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, it appears the relationship between the former WWE stars and ROH is over before it truly began. According to Meltzer, NJPW was unhappy as they were not notified before hand of their appearance, and the company has cut their loses with the two.

Jason’s Take

It’s Enzo and Cass. I mean, with what little I follow ROH, I can’t really see the two of them fitting with the company long term. However, if you want a team to be a legit heel right out of the chute, you could have that with those two.

 

 


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