Source: Wrestling Observer Radio
Based on reports from Dave Meltzer of WOR, 205 Live is struggling and performing poorly on the WWE Network. The shows viewership is being beaten by NXT, a pre-recorded show, on a weekly basis. WWE officials are reportedly concerned of the lack of interest.
This is unfortunate as 205 Live have been delivering some solid matches these past few weeks. When it comes to the live crowds, there are still a big chunk of fans who stick around after Smackdown to watch 205 live, but there is visually a ton of empty seats when watching 205 Live back on the WWE Network.
Meltzer notes that pre-taping the show prior to Smackdown Live could help them tremendously and get the audience more behind the talents as they wouldn’t be exhausted from watching Smackdown Live prior.