SmackDown television ratings fell below the 2 million viewer mark, despite the hype surrounding John Cena,.
The show garnered an average 1.909 million viewers, down from the 2.04 million that tuned into FOX last week. It drew an average of 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was number two for the night, behind the Tokyo Olympics.
The show’s first hour averaged 1.909 million viewers and the second hour pulled 1.898 million.
The show featured John Cena crashing a contract signing and a celebration of the 100-day mark for Bianca Belair as SmackDown Women’s Champion.