Last week’s SmackDown rating is the latest indication that WWE is hot right now.
The show on Friday’s second quarter, which featured the trial of Roman Reigns, did 3,070,000 viewers and a 0.94 in 18-49. Both Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer on Tuesday morning’s Wrestling Observer Radio said that the number was huge.
“That is a gigantic, gigantic number,” Alvarez said.
“It’s beyond gigantic,” Meltzer said. “I don’t know how long you gotta go back to see a quarter like that.”
Meltzer noted that between Monday and Friday of last week, SmackDown was the most watched television show on network television, something that has never happened. Although it remains to be seen if it will be the most watched show overall for the week, the ranking is still historical.
“I don’t know if there has ever been a week where a wrestling show was number one for an entire week,” Meltzer said.
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“Number one on network TV…when Hogan and Andre wrestled [On Saturday Night’s Main Event in 1988], that week, they were number 33," Meltzer added. "That just gives you a perspective…I don’t think even in the Gorgeous George days they were number one.”