WWE SmackDown continued to entertain fans after the incredible Money in the Bank PPV. On last week’s WWE SmackDown, fans saw Mr. Money in the Bank Otis team up with WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman to defeat The Miz and John Morrison. Fans also saw WWE NXT Women’s Champion and WWE RAW star Charlotte Flair appear and confront Sasha Banks. The tournament for the Intercontinental Championship also began on last week’s WWE SmackDown.
Because of many entertaining segments, last week’s WWE SmackDown drew an average of 2.043 million viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily. The first hour of the show drew 2.030 million viewers and the second hour drew 2.055 million viewers. In comparison, on May 9, 2020, WWE SmackDown episode drew an average of 2.025 million viewers. The first hour of the show drew 2.087 million viewers while the second hour reported 1.885 million views.
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Despite the spike, last week’s WWE SmackDown drew the fourth-lowest viewership ratings on FOX ever since the show moved to FOX last October. However, in terms of viewership, WWE SmackDown was at the eighth place on Saturday night network television rankings. WWE SmackDown also drew an average of 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was No.3 for the night.
- May 1, 2020, episode Drew 1.885 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
- May 8, 2020, episode Drew 2.025 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic
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All matches/segments that happened last week’s WWE SmackDown
- Mr. Money in the Bank Otis talks to Miz on MizTV
- Intercontinental Championship Tournament match 1: Elias defeats King Corbin
- Shinsuke Nakamura vs AJ Styles announced for next week
- The Forgotten Sons slam the Tag-Team divisions
- Sonya Deville calls out Mandy Rose
- Otis and Mandy Rose vs Sonya Deville and Dolph Ziggler announced for next week
- Singles match: Dana Brooke defeats Naomi
- WWE NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair confronts Sasha Banks and WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley
- Charlotte Flair vs Bayley announced for next week
- WWE SmackDown hacker appeared
- Intercontinental Championship Tournament match 2: Daniel Bryan defeats Drew Gulak
- Jeff Hardy vs Sheamus announced for next week
- Tag-Team Match: Otis & Braun Strowman defeat The Miz & John Morrison
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