The WWE SmackDown ratings data and viewership information is in for this week’s show, and the blue brand managed to gain some viewers after falling the show fell to its lowest audience of the year last week. Last night’s episode, which was on tape delay from London’s O2 Arena and featured a face off between Dolph Ziggler and Shinsuke Nakamura and a six man tag team main event where Jinder Mahal won for his team by pinning the WWE World Champion Randy Orton, drew 2.348 million viewers. This is up 2% from last week’s 2.300 million viewers, which was a new low for the blue brand in 2017.
It is kind of surprising that SmackDown Live managed to gain viewers this week with their taped episode. Monday’s episode of RAW lost viewers and garnered their lowest audience of 2017. There’s a message in there somewhere…
SmackDown Live was #10 in viewership on cable for the night, falling behind the NBA Playoffs on TNT, Inside The NBA, Rachel Maddow, Tucker Carlson, Hannity, The Story, The Five, All In, and Special Report. SmackDown Live was #3 in the 18-49 demographic, falling behind the NBA game and Inside The NBA.
Last night’s episode drew a .74 cable rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic for last night’s episode. This is a notch down from last week’s .75 cable rating in the same demographic.