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WWE Smackdown Ratings For 4/9/19: #1 In Cable

How did Smackdown perform in the ratings?

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How did the post WWE WrestleMania Smackdown perform in the ratings?

WWE held the post-WrestleMania Smackdown, a higher profile show thanks to the live environment on Tuesday nights. This is also the last Smackdown After Mania, as next year we’ll probably be treated to “Smackdown Before Mania” two days before the big event.

WWE Smackdown 4/9/19 Ratings

  • Both hours – .78 rating (#1 in the 18-49 demographic, 1.01 rating), 2.199 million viewers

Ratings data courtesy of ShowbuzzDaily.

The lead out, Miz & Mrs, finished #5 for the night with just under a million viewers (997,000).

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Greg’s Take

Another night, another #1 for WWE! I’ll say it a million times–can’t compare years gone by. Interesting note: Smackdown performed better than FOX’s 9 PM show, Mental Samurai, which drew 1.8 million viewers. FOX knows what they’re doing getting WWE.

2019 WWE Smackdown ratings

  • January 1: 2.091 million viewers (New Year’s, taped)
  • January 8: 2.032 million viewers
  • January 15: 2.143 million viewers
  • January 22: 2.142 million viewers
  • January 29: 2.137 million viewers (post-Royal Rumble)
  • February 5: 1.841 million viewers
  • February 12: 2.034 million viewers
  • February 19: 2.269 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber)
  • February 26: 2.150 million viewers
  • March 5: 2.155 million viewers
  • March 12: 2.198 million viewers (post-Fastlane)
  • March 19: 2.208 million viewers
  • March 26: 2.393 million viewers
  • April 2: 2.141 million viewers
  • April 9: 2.199 million viewers (post-WrestleMania)


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Andrade, Zelina Vega, and Aleister Black Moved to WWE Smackdown

Did Charlotte Flair have anything to do with this?

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Three talents get shaken up once more: Andrade, Zelina Vega, and Aleister Black head to WWE Smackdown in a WWE Superstar Shake-Up reversal.

In a surprising move, WWE has changed the profiles for Andrade, Zelina Vega, and Aleister Black to the blue brand, WWE Smackdown. Black was assigned to Raw during the Superstar Shake-Up, and Andrade and Vega were moved there in a spot that saw Andrade get a clean victory over Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor.

The internet, of course, immediately jumps to conclusions about the Latin representation of Smackdown (Rey Mysterio was also moved to Raw), as well as the relationship between Charlotte Flair and Andrade. Aleister and Zelina are married, and WWE has been trying to keep couples together. Do you think Charlotte Flair is responsible for this move?

Greg DeMarco’s Take on this WWE Superstar Shake-Up Reversal

I stand in the middle! I know, I don’t do that often. But Andrade to Raw made a ton of sense, as he can be a workhorse there and eat up TV time by putting on great matches. Smackdown is loaded (even more so), and I really hope 3 people move back to Raw in the process. As for why? This can definitely be a case of “LOLCHARLOTTEWINS” as she and Andrade are of course an item. If so, that shows how strong of a pairing Zelina and Andrade are if she went with him, and since Zelina and Aleister are married, Black goes as well. I could see the four of them traveling together, honestly.

This was originally reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet:


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Dolph Ziggler Reveals He Was Added To The 2019 Royal Rumble The Night Before

How did Dolph Ziggler end up in the 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble?

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When, and how, was Dolph Ziggler added to the 2019 Royal Rumble match?

In a sit-down interview with Chris Van Vliet (seen above), Dolph Ziggler reveals that he wasn’t booked for the WWE Royal Rumble until the night before, and he earned a payday for his comedy show and the Royal Rumble appearance.

“Oh my God. That’s a great story. Can I tell this story? When I talked to you, I was not booked for the Royal Rumble and I have no reason to lie to anybody or be like ‘Hey listen, I don’t know what the deal is’. I was just on hiatus and I got a call to be there. And if I wasn’t in town for a booking for a comedy show that night I would not have even been in Phoenix. I got a call the night before saying ‘Hey, you gotta get here.’ … I was one of the last people in the ring that night and my comedy show three blocks away had to start an hour late because I was running over with sweat and my bags. I almost went in my gear but I was like I’m going to have to shower.”

Dolph Ziggler hasn’t appeared for WWE since the Royal Rumble, and in the interview above he maintains that he on an extended vacation from the company. You might remember that Ziggler made first contact with Nia Jax during the Rumble, nailing her with a Superkick.

With thanks to WrestleZone for the quote.


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