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    Posted: 21/October/2010 at 15:08
I'm surprised we don't already have one but here goes.......
 
Quote Friday's WWE SmackDown! did a 1.81 (1.8) cable rating with 2,613,000 viewers. That's up from last week's 1.7 cable rating and that show was LIVE.
 
A recorded show of Smackdown talent does better than a live show of talent from both shows.
 
I'm putting it down to Edge returning to the show and nothing else.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tragon70 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/December/2010 at 20:17

Quote SmackDown from this past week is down in the ratings, scoring a 1.56 with 2,381,000 viewers. The week before the rating was 1.73.

Smackdown isn't showing anything really interesting besides Kane & Edge. Mysterio & Del Rio maybe a 2nd thing of interest other than that nothing else has really changed. Everything is random so no wonder ratings were dropped from the week before.

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The December 4th ratings for SmackDown are considered to be flat.  The show drew 2.6 million viewers.  Which is statically flat.

I would like to point out that Disney's Sweet Life on Deck and Phineas and Ferb scored 4.19 million and 3.89 million viewers, respectively.  But those numbers were largely in the "Under 11" and 11-17 demographics... which don't mean much to anyone other than toy makers... like Mattel.
 
I have to point out that FX counter-programmed Syfy that night and aired The Marine opposite SmackDown.  I couldn't find an exact rating for the airing.  So I'm guessing it wasn't too high.  But I figure Vince would be a little annoyed by the gesture.
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with the Kane/Edge thing I switch over and watch Phineas and Ferb...sure sign the new guys need to be pushed more on smackdown for the World title, Id much rather watch the midcard on SD than whats going on in the main event scene there right now.

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If they keep having the same people it'll get boring very quickly. It's like when they had Bobby Lashley & Booker T face each other for a month straight as the main event & I'm sure that got people to get bored of that feud very quickly. Edge & Kane have faced each other in the past so it's not much different they can show to stand within the PG rating. I feel there pushing the limit because kidnapping isn't PG.
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Quote Last Friday's episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown scored a final cable rating of 1.73. This is up from the previous week's 1.67 rating.

The rating so far since the change has been between 1.5 and 1.7 the whole time.

Management will have been hoping the change would have guaranteed them at least a 2 every week.

The poor rating could be why lately Smackdown has been changed to more like Raw with skits, childish stupidity etc.

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The Syfy core fans are still very upset with SmackDown taking the Friday timeslots.  Friday night had been Syfy's tentpole night for new weekly programs.  There's several calls to protest Syfy's airing of SmackDown while cancelling sci-fi themed programs.  (Syfy.com shut down their old forums section in favor of Facebook.)
 
Its also interesting to note that WWE is disappointed with the ratings the show is getting.  But averaging over 2 million viewers still makes it a "hit" by channel standards.  In fact, it's regularly the channel's top rated show.  It also regularly scores the channel's best numbers in the 18-34 demographic.
 
Saturday night is Syfy's current focus.  Each week they 'debut' a new original movie.  Recently Ice Quake scored 2.3 million viewers... which they considered a huge score.  Their record for Saturday night stands at 3.0 million.  But these movies tend to score the older viewer that the advertisers aren't as keen on.
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      Maybe if they had the SmackDown roster work in star wars/star trek costumes the sci-fi fans would be happier with the Friday spot. Tossers.
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Tuesday night's live episode of SmackDown on the USA Network garnered a 2.5 cable rating, the program's best mark since September 12, 2008.
 
Nobody seems to have the complete ratings break-down posted yet.  With the holidays, they might be delayed in releasing all the numbers.  The rating is a percentage of total viewers watching at that time... so the number of viewers could vary a fair amount.  But it's clear they were drawing significantly more viewers anyway you look at it.
 
This is going to create a lot of discussion within WWE.  Were the ratings up because it was a live show?  Was it because they were on USA and not Syfy?  Was because of John Cena?
 
For me, the answer is yes to all three.  But mostly the first two.
 
It's known fact that live wrestling does better ratings that pre-recorded.  Just this year we saw TNA's numbers were higher on the live Monday night show than the taped show.  The same thing happened years ago when Raw followed that same routine.  We live in a digital age.  Spoilers seemingly are posted immediately after the taping is completed.  Having a live show insures that the "big surprises" remain surprises.
 
Being on USA had to also be a factor.  For one, I think USA's marketing of the show reached more of the WWE's regular & casual fans.  Syfy does a decent job of promoting SmackDown.  But the Syfy shows that run the promos aren't being watched by wrestling fans.  Syfy's rating demographics show the channel is skew towards an older audience... not the audience that WWE is targeting.
 
As much as I hated having Randy Orton, the Miz, and John Cena take away the time from the SmackDown roster... those three are the company's big attractions.  WWE management continues to push these three the most.  They get the biggest spotlight.  Like them or don't, they are currently putting butts in seats.
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From Jim Ross Website......
 
Quote Great TV rating on Tuesday night for Smackdown. Biggest rating in years as best I know. That's the difference in being on a network such as USA as opposed to their sister network, the fledging Syfy Network. USA is a monster among cable networks and being on a lesser entity, as other wrestling shows are as well, is simply a daunting task. 
 
The rating is only great by twenty ten standards, nothing else.
 
Around two years ago Smackdown was pissing a 3 rating every single week.
 
That is what they need to get back to next year even if it means going live every week.
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