SmackDown Live delivered a fun show in Night 2 of WWE’s return to Madison Square Garden. The Undertaker kicked off the show by chokeslamming Sami Zayn while Chad Gable advanced to the King of the Ring finals after defeating last-minute replacement Shane McMahon.
Meanwhile, Kevin Owens’ stock continued to tank after remaining complicit in Shane McMahon’s attempt to advance to the King of the Ring finals. The slumping star was fired as the show went off the air.
SmackDown Live saw a slight uptick as the Tuesday night flagship topped the Cable Top 150 for the fifth consecutive week.
WWE SmackDown Viewership—Last Five Weeks Air Date WWE SmackDown Viewership September 3, 2019 2.130 million viewers August 27, 2019 2.088 million viewers August 20, 2019 2.142 million viewers August 13, 2019 2.164 million viewers August 6, 2019 2.088 million viewers
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From the Forbes WWE Vault:
WWE Total YouTube Viewership for SmackDown Live Last Tuesday: 8,660,690 views
Most-Viewed: Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan are Blindsided by Erick Rowan (4,082,431 views) Least-Viewed: Samoa Joe Calls out the King of the Ring Field (94,915 views) Median Viewership: 438,388
WWE Average Attendance in “A-City”: 9,235
Average WWE SmackDown Live Ticket Price at the Madison Square Garden: $139
Estimated Live Gate for WWE SmackDown Live: $1,283,665
WWE SmackDown Live: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Opening Segment Featuring The Undertaker and Sami Zayn
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