WWE SmackDown Rating Way Up, “Legends with JBL” Airing Soon, Post-WrestleMania 32 SmackDown

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– As noted, this week’s WWE SmackDown premiere on the USA Network drew 2.757 million viewers, which is up from all recent airings – the 1.658 million for the final Syfy episode of New Year’s Eve, the 2.264 million for Super SmackDown and the 2.332 million viewers that the last regular Thursday Syfy airing drew.

The final rating for the show was a 1.93. This is also up from all recent airings – 1.15 for the New Year’s Eve Syfy episode, 1.53 for Super SmackDown and 1.68 for the last regular Syfy Thursday episode. This is also the highest SmackDown rating going back to the post-WrestleMania 31 episode, which drew a 1.94.

– It was announced at Friday’s WWE live event in Houston, Texas that the Toyota Center will host the post-WrestleMania 32 edition of WWE SmackDown on April 5th.

– New episodes of “Legends with JBL” are set to air on the WWE Network in the next few months. We noted before that JBL recently filmed a handful of episodes at WWE studios in Stamford. JBL tweeted the following on the next episode, believed to feature his good friend and former tag team partner, WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons, but that’s not confirmed.

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