How Was WWE SmackDown Viewership for the Post-MITB Episode?

This week’s WWE SmackDown episode, featuring fallout from the WWE Money In the Bank pay-per-view, drew 1.983 million viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily.

This is up from last week’s 1.827 million viewers, which was the lowest SmackDown audience for a non-holiday first-run episode in history.

SmackDown was #8 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Rachel Maddow Show, The Ingraham Angle, Last Word, The Five and Special Report. SmackDown was #2 in the 18-49 demographic this week, behind the NHL Conference Finals game between San Jose and St. Louis. The NHL game also topped the night in the 18-49 demographic Cable Top 150, drawing 1.807 million viewers.

The big draw on network TV at 8pm was NCIS on CBS, which drew 12.095 million viewers.

To compare, Monday’s post-MITB edition of WWE RAW drew an average of 2.521 million viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily. This is up from last week’s 2.349 million viewers.

Below is our 2019 SmackDown Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 2.091 million viewers (New Year’s episode, taped)
January 8 Episode: 2.032 million viewers
January 15 Episode: 2.143 million viewers
January 22 Episode: 2.142 million viewers
January 29 Episode: 2.137 million viewers (post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 5 Episode: 1.841 million viewers (State of the Union competition)
February 12 Episode: 2.034 million viewers
February 19 Episode: 2.269 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 26 Episode: 2.150 million viewers
March 5 Episode: 2.155 million viewers
March 12 Episode: 2.198 million viewers (post-Fastlane episode)
March 19 Episode: 2.208 million viewers
March 26 Episode: 2.393 million viewers
April 2 Episode: 2.141 million viewers
April 9 Episode: 2.199 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 35 episode)
April 16 Episode: 2.219 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup episode)
April 23 Episode: 2.072 million viewers
April 30 Episode: 1.833 million viewers
May 7 Episode: 1.931 million viewers
May 14 Episode: 1.827 million viewers (taped episode from London)
May 21 Episode: 1.983 million viewers (post-Money In the Bank episode)
May 28 Episode:

2018 Total: 122.304 million viewers
2018 Average: 2.352 million viewers per episode

2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode

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