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WWE News: SmackDown Live Rating Dips, Election Night Dominates Rankings (11/6/18)

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While Monday Night RAW is coming off back-to-back weeks of dropped ratings, WWE’s SmackDown Live was able to increase its audience last week and also continue holding onto the top of the Cable Top 150 Rankings for the 18-49 demographic. However, there’s some much different competition this week.

The numbers for last night’s SmackDown Live are in and we’re heading back downward with a 2.088, a dip of 1.04% from last week. Here’s a look at the last four weeks of ratings for the blue brand:

  • October 16th: 2.545
  • October 23rd: 2.087
  • October 30th: 2.110
  • November 6th: 2.088

Now, generally when SmackDown Live’s ratings have not performed, they have still been able to take the number one spot in the Cable Top 150 Rankings in the 18-49 demographic. Unfortunately for the blue brand, last night was election night here in the United States and SmackDown Live was not only knocked out of the top five, but fell all the way to number 17 with a 0.68 share. Interestingly enough, the only programming not based around the election to jump ahead of SmackDown Live were the College Football Rankings show and two College Basketball Regular Season opening games. Here was the top five:

  1. Election Night (9PM) – CNN – 1.96
  2. Election Night (10PM) – CNN – 1.88
  3. Election Night (8PM) – CNN – 1.58
  4. *TIE* America’s Election HQ (9PM & 10PM) – FOX News – 1.39

EA’s Take: Well, I certainly didn’t see this coming. Scold me all you want, but I don’t get into politics in the least, so let’s not get into them here too much. I was not even remotely thinking about the elections when it came to something that could affect WWE in the ratings (I say ratings, but it mostly affected them in the Cable Top 150). If anything, I still attribute this week’s drops for RAW and SmackDown Live ratings to both episodes being pre-recorded. The numbers in the 18-49 dropped some, which I also would attribute to that as well because that number is virtually the same for WWE every week.

 

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NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 2

Night 2 taping results, including the formation of a new stable!

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See the results from today’s WWE NXT UK tapings!

Following on from the first night of taping in the Braehead arena in Glasgow how would WWE NXT UK continue the momentum from the previous night.

  • Kenny Williams beat BT Gunn
  • Walter, Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner cut a promo. They refer to themselves as Imperium. British Strong Style came out which leads to a mass brawl.
  • Wolfgang & Mark Coffey & beat Carlos Ramero & A-kid
  • Kassius Ohno beat Gentlemen Jack Gallagher
  • Toni Storm beat Nina Samuels to retain the NXT UK Women’s Championship
  • The Hunt beat Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone
  • Imperium beat British Strong Style thanks to interference from Alexander Wolfe
  • Kay Lee Ray beat Kasey Owens
  • Noam Dar beat Mark Andrews
  • Grizzled Young Veterans cut a in ring promo furious about having to defend their titles at Download.
  • Jinny & Jazzy Gabert beat Isla Dawn & Xia Brookside
  • Travis Banks beat Joe Coffey, Dave Mastiff & Jordan Devlin to become the number 1 contender to the UK Championship


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NXT UK TV Taping Results from Glasgow Night 1

See what happened at the tapings (night 1)!

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Spoilers results from today’s NXT UK TV taping.

The first TV taping since Pete Dunne’s historic 600+ day reign was ended at the hands of Walter in New York. How would this change the landscape of NXT UK? We find out as they hold their first TV taping outside of England from the Braehead arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Kassius Ohno beat Oliver Carter
  • Sid Scala comes on the big screen announcing there would be qualifying matches for a fatal 4 way to determine the number 1 contender for the UK Championship.
  • Moustache Mountain beat The Hunt
  • Joe Coffey beat Flash Morgan Webster to qualify for the 4 way.
  • Nina Samuels beat Kasey Owens
  • Walter beat Pete Dunne to retain the UK Championship with help from Aichner & Barthel.
  • Piper Niven beat Jamie Hayter
  • Jordan Devlin beat Ligero to qualify for the 4 way.
  • Ilja Draganov beat Jack Starz
  • On the screen we see Amir Jordan being taken to the trainers room.
  • Xia Brookside vs Killer Kelly goes to a no contest when Jinny comes out with Jazzy Gabert. Kelly abandons Xia who is attacked by Jazzy.
  • Dave Mastif beat Wolfgang to qualify for the 4 way. Gallus beat Mastif down after the match.
  • Travis Banks beat Joseph Conners to qualify for the 4 way.
  • Rhea Ripley cuts a promo saying the fans aren’t going to get to see her wrestle and she talks trash about Piper Niven.
  • Grizzled Young Veterans beat Kenny Williams & Noam Dar to retain the NXT UK Tag Team Championships.
  • After the match Gallus tease beating up Gibson & Drake but align with them to attack Williams & Dar. Moustache Mountain come out to make the save.Moustache Mountain, Kenny Williams & Noam Dar beat Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey & the Grizzled Young Veterans


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