Greetings, comrades! It is I, your El Presidente, reporting to you live from inside the bloodstream of President-Elect Joe Biden, where I was injected earlier today after being shrunk to microscopic size and implanted into a vial of coronavirus vaccine. Now Joe Biden literally has socialism running through his veins. Haw haw haw haw! But I'm not here to talk about socialism today. Instead, I want to talk about the ratings for last week's episode of WWE Smackdown.

The official logo for WWE Friday Night Smackdown.
The official logo for WWE Friday Night Smackdown.

I am filling in on the ratings today for Chad McMahon after his wife Keighleyanne and some of his friends and family members staged an intervention before he saw that Smackdown barely topped a million viewers this week. And it's true, since it aired on FS1 instead of Fox this week, Smackdown saw a huge drop in viewership, way down under 2,000,000 viewers with just 1.03 million viewers overall. The 18-49 number was also down, with Smackdown getting just a .30. That put Smackdown not only behind a Freeform airing of The Grinch, but also behind last Wednesday's episode of AEW Dynamite, which scored a .32. Smackdown did defeat both shows in total viewership.

When it comes to the big ratings drop for Smackdown, many will correctly point to the network change, and it's true that FS1 is in fewer homes (79 million) than Fox (115 million). But it's only in 10 million less homes than TNT (89 million) and USA (90 million). And since both AEW Dynamite and NXT were relatively unscathed by schedule changes during the NBA playoffs, El Presidente says it's fair game to compare them to Smackdown for last week.

A loss is a loss, amigos. What do you think I used to do when I would lose an election back when I was running a socialist dictatorship? Would I whine and cry about how many households my state propaganda network was in? Of course not! I would have my political opponents jailed or assassinated, urge my supporters to take to the streets and commit acts of violence, and hold a new election that I could ensure I won.

The point is, AEW has a win over Smackdown this week. Until next time.

About El Presidente

After a successful fourteen-year career as a South American dictator, El Presidente faked his own death in 2013 in order to pursue his two true passions: rigging American elections for Joe Biden, and wrestling dirt sheet reporting. Since opportunities to rig the election for Joe Biden were few and far between until recently, El Presidente mostly focused on the wrestling dirt sheet reporting, where he became one of the best in the business. Unfortunately, the American CIA sabotaged his 1-900 hotline, the pinnacle of his country's wrestling news technology, and imperialist hacks like Meltzer, Johnson, Sapp, and Satin took all the credit on their stupid websites. Finally, El Presidente has found a way to break into the American market by becoming a Bleeding Cool contributor, so get ready for the spread of great wrestling news and socialism, comrades!