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Smackdown Live Ratings Released, Did Jinder as Champ Help?

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This week’s edition of WWE SmackDown LIVE drew a total of 2.328 million viewers, which is an increase from last week’s 2.175 million viewers.

The episode reached #8 in overall viewership, as well as #3 in the 18-49 demographic, failing to topple the NBA Playoffs.

This week’s broadcast featured all of the fallout from the SmackDown LIVE-exclusive WWE Backlash event, in which Jinder Mahal defeated Randy Orton to become the brand new WWE Champion. This week’s main event also featured AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura teaming up to face the tandem of Dolph Ziggler and United States Champion Kevin Owens.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.