The WWE SmackDown ratings data and viewership information is in for this week’s show, and the blue brand pretty much held steady this week as far as the numbers go. Tuesday’s episode, which featured more hype for the upcoming Money In The Bank PPV, Lana’s “debut” on the show and her interference in the six-woman tag team bout, a rematch between Dolph Ziggler and AJ Styles, and Shinsuke Nakamura facing US Champion Kevin Owens in the main event, drew 2.349 million viewers. This is down just a fraction from last week’s 2.350 million viewers.
Where RAW saw a significant increase in its viewers in the wake of Extreme Rules, the blue brand holding steady in the build-up to Money In The Bank can probably be seen as a positive sign. As long as they aren’t garnering record lows, the news remains good.
SmackDown Live was #6 in viewership on cable for the night, falling behind Rachel Maddow, Last Word, The Five, Hannity, and Tucker Carlson. For the second week in a row, SmackDown Live was #1 in the 18-49 demographic. And, speaking of that coveted demographic, last night’s episode drew a .74 cable rating, which is down slightly from last week’s .77 rating in the 18-49 demographic.