The WWE SmackDown ratings data and viewership information is in for this week’s show (things were delayed due to the Labor Day holiday), and the blue brand saw an up-tick in their audience this week. Tuesday’s show, which featured Shane McMahon losing it and physically going after Kevin Owens, SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya face off with Ms. Money In The Bank Carmella, and a main event featuring Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton fighting it out to see who would face Jinder Mahal for the WWE World Title at Hell In A Cell, drew 2.582 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 2.455 million viewers.
It wasn’t a very significant increase for the blue brand this week, but it is still good news. RAW lost viewers for their Labor Day episode, so it’s good that at least one WWE weekly show drew viewers in.
SmackDown Live was #5 in viewership for the night, falling behind American Horror Story, The Haves & Have Nots, Rachel Maddow, and Hannity. SmackDown Live was #2 in the 18-49 demographic on cable this week, falling behind American Horror Story. In the 18-49 demographic, the blue brand drew a .80 rating; this is up from last week’s .76 rating in the same demographic.