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PWTorch editor Wade Keller presents a special Thursday Flagship edition of the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast featuring a WrestleMania 36 Preview with ex-WWE Creative Team member and professional stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy.

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The combination of the first Smackdown after WrestleMania and Thursday’s show going against the series finale of “American Idol” produced a one-tenth uptick in Smackdown TV ratings.

WWE Smackdown Ratings Tracking

April 7: Post-WM32 Smackdown scored a 1.75 rating on USA Network, up one-tenth from the “clip show” pre-WM32 episode last week.

Smackdown returned to the exact same rating as two weeks ago when Brock Lesnar made a special appearance on the March 24 episode.

– Smackdown drew 2.444 million viewers, up five percent from last week’s viewership.

Thursday’s show was slightly below the First Quarter 2016 average of 2.481 million viewers.

– DEMOGRAPHICS: Despite the overall TV rating upticking one-tenth of a rating, the key demo ratings barely moved.

Adults 18-49 improved 0.02 of a rating, males 18-34 dipped 0.01, and males 18-49 dipped 0.01. It was essentially the same audience as last week in the key demos.

Smackdown First Quarter Summary

(January 7-March 31)

Avg. TV Rating: 1.77
Avg. Viewership: 2.481 million viewers
Avg. DVR Viewer add-on: 223,846
Avg. TOTAL VIEWERSHIP: 2.705 million viewers

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