Viewership for This Week's Episode of SmackDown Live Drops
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Viewership for this week's episode of SmackDown Live drops generating an average of 2.603 million viewers. This is down 4.3% from last week's 2.720 million viewers. This week's episode featured a 3-on-2 Handicap Main Event Match with Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn losing to Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura & WWE Champion AJ Styles. The show also featured Becky Lynch vs. Ruby Riott, Zack Ryder vs. Mojo Rawley in a U.S. Title Tournament First Round Match and The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The Ascension.
SmackDown was #8 in viewership for this week on cable, behind Curse of Oak Island, Fixer Upper, Rachel Maddow, Last Word, Tucker Carlson, Hannity and Special Report. SmackDown was #1 in the 18-49 demographic this week.
In comparison, Monday's RAW drew 2.766 million viewers, down from last week's 2.865 million viewers for the New Year's Day episode. It topped SmackDown's audience by 6.2%.
Below is SmackDown Live's 2018 viewership numbers:
January 2nd Episode: 2.720 million viewers
January 9th Episode: 2.603 million viewers