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WWE SmackDown Ratings: Show down from prior week (23/06/23)

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The latest edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on June 23, 2023, has come under the scanner after its ratings took a dip compared to the previous week’s show.

The show averaged 2.354 million viewers on FOX, a drop from the 2.430 million viewers the previous week. Notably, in the key 18-49 demographic, the show scored a 0.61 rating, down from the 0.67 rating a week ago’‹’‹.

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The Reigns Factor: Did it Play a Role?

A significant feature of this week’s SmackDown was Roman Reigns’ presence. Known for his commanding performances, Reigns usually draws in a considerable audience.

The Usos, a crucial part of the storyline involving Roman Reigns, sent a clear message to him by laying out Solo Sikoa.

The segment was packed with drama and tension, usually a ratings booster. Yet, it seems to have had a limited impact on this week’s numbers’‹.

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SmackDown Ratings: The Larger Picture

While this week’s numbers show a dip, it’s essential to see this in the context of the bigger picture.

Ratings are influenced by numerous factors, from competing shows on other networks to audience mood and preferences. A single week’s decline doesn’t necessarily denote a trend. Furthermore, the rating in the crucial 18-49 demographic, while lower than last week, is still competitive.

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Moving Forward: A Look at the Future

Looking ahead, WWE needs to assess the factors contributing to this dip in ratings. Was it the execution of the storylines, the performance of the superstars, or external factors that led to this outcome? A detailed analysis can provide valuable insights to prevent such a dip in the future.

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