The WWE SmackDown ratings data and viewership information is in for this week’s show, and the blue brand saw a large increase in numbers this week which, after last week’s god awful viewership numbers, had to make WWE breathe a sigh of relief. Last night’s episode, which featured all the Money In The Bank fallout, the reemergence of American Alpha (almost…), Shinsuke Nakamura and Dolph Ziggler in a stellar bout, and the return of General Manager Daniel Bryan from paternity leave, drew 2.597 million viewers.
This is up 25% from last week’s 2.072 million viewers, which was a new low for the Tuesday night show for this year.
Both RAW and SmackDown Live saw large increases in their audience this week. Whether this is due to little to no competition for both shows this week or fans deciding to give the promotion another chance, time will tell. With SummerSlam season coming up, fans may be gearing up for WWE’s second biggest show of the year.
SmackDown Live was #4 in viewership on cable for the night, falling behind The Haves & The Have Nots, Tucker Carlson, and Hannity. SmackDown Live was #1 in the 18-49 demographic, and in that coveted demographic, the show drew a .85 cable rating. This is way up from last week’s .63 rating in the same demographic.