SD Viewership Down For Taped Show With Election Night Competition
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SD Viewership Down For Taped Show With Election Night Competition

By sonofgod210 · Friday, November 9, 2018 · 0 Comments

This week's episode of SmackDown LIVE was able to generate an average of 2.088 million viewers. This is down 1% from last week's 2.110 million viewers and the fourth least-watched show since the blue brand moved to Tuesday nights. This week's episode of SmackDown LIVE was The Crown Jewel Fallout Show and the first major build for Survivor Series with Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Hardy in the main event.

SmackDown was #24 in viewership for the night on cable, behind College Basketball on ESPN, College Football Rankings, The Five, Your World and Fox & Friends, plus 18 shows related to Election Night coverage on FOX News, CNN and MSNBC. Election Night coverage dominated cable for the night. SmackDown was #17 in the 18-49 demographic this week, behind College Basketball, College Football Rankings and 14 shows related to Election Night coverage. Election Night programming also dominated network TV.

In comparison, Monday's WWE RAW drew 2.441 million viewers, down from last week's 2.472 million viewers for the post-Evolution and pre-Crown Jewel episode.

Below is SmackDown LIVE's viewership numbers for the rest of 2018:

- January 2nd Episode: 2.720 million viewers

- January 9th Episode: 2.603 million viewers

- January 16th Episode: 2.602 million viewers

- January 23rd Episode: 2.580 million viewers (Royal Rumble Go-Home Episode)

- January 30th Episode: 2.509 million viewers (Royal Rumble Fallout Episode)

- February 6th Episode: 2.505 million viewers

- February 13th Episode: 2.449 million viewers

- February 20th Episode: 2.613 million viewers

- February 27th Episode: 2.692 million viewers

- March 6th Episode: 2.590 million viewers (Fastlane Go-Home Episode)

- March 13th Episode: 2.771 million viewers (Fastlane Fallout Episode)

- March 20th Episode: 2.888 million viewers

- March 27th Episode: 2.576 million viewers

- April 3rd Episode: 2.467 million viewers (WrestleMania 34 Go-Home Episode)

- April 10th Episode: 2.952 million viewers (WrestleMania 34 Fallout Episode)

- April 17th Episode: 2.796 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup Episode)

- April 24th Episode: 2.549 million viewers

- May 1st Episode: 2.436 million viewers (Backlash Go-Home Episode)

- May 8th Episode: 2.293 million viewers (Backlash Fallout Episode)

- May 15th Episode: 2.298 million viewers (Taped Episode From London)

- May 22nd Episode: 2.195 million viewers

- May 29th Episode: 2.195 million viewers

- June 5th Episode: 2.138 million viewers

- June 12th Episode: 2.183 million viewers (MITB Go-Home Episode)

- June 19th Episode: 2.315 million viewers (MITB Fallout Episode)

- June 26th Episode: 2.135 million viewers

- July 3rd Episode: 2.013 million viewers

- July 10th Episode: 2.183 million viewers (Extreme Rules Go-Home Episode)

- July 17th Episode: 2.293 million viewers (Extreme Rules Fallout Episode)

- July 24th Episode: 2.340 million viewers

- July 31st Episode: 2.401 million viewers

- August 7th Episode: 2.197 million viewers

- August 14th Episode: 2.189 million viewers (SummerSlam Go-Home Episode)

- August 21st Episode: 2.437 million viewers (SummerSlam Fallout Episode)

- August 28th Episode: 2.350 million viewers

- September 4th Episode: 2.319 million viewers

- September 11th Episode: 2.229 million viewers (HIAC Go-Home Episode)

- September 18th Episode: 2.281 million viewers (HIAC Fallout Episode)

- September 25th Episode: 2.193 million viewers

- October 2nd Episode: 2.095 million viewers (Super Show-Down Go-Home Episode)

- October 9th Episode: 2.135 million viewers (Super Show-Down Fallout Episode)

- October 16th Episode: 2.545 million viewers (SmackDown 1000 Episode)

- October 23rd Episode: 2.087 million viewers (Evolution Go-Home Episode)

- October 30th Episode: 2.110 million viewers (Evolution Fallout Episode/ Crown Jewel Go-Home Episode)

- November 6th Episode: 2.088 million viewers (Crown Jewel Fallout Episode/ Taped Episode From England)

2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers

2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode

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