This week’s WWE SmackDown episode, featuring the final build for WrestleMania 35, drew 2.141 million viewers. This is down from last week’s 2.393 million viewers, which was the best SmackDown viewership going back to the SmackDown 1000 episode on October 16, which drew 2.545 million viewers.
SmackDown was #9 for the night in viewership on cable, for the third week in a row, behind Curse of Oak Island, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five, The Ingraham Angle, Special Report, Rachel Maddow Show and Last Word. SmackDown was #2 in the 18-49 demographic this week, for the second week in a row, behind Curse of Oak Island. Curse of Oak Island topped the night on the Cable Top 150 in the 18-49 demographic and in viewership with 3.339 million viewers.
The big draw on network TV at 8pm was NCIS on CBS, which drew 11.891 million viewers.
In comparison, Monday’s go-home WWE RAW drew 2.639 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.589 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:
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