Viewership For This Week's Episode Of SmackDown LIVE Goes Down
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Viewership For This Week's Episode Of SmackDown LIVE Goes Down

By sonofgod210 · Thursday, December 6, 2018 · 0 Comments

This week's episode of SmackDown LIVE was able to generate an average of 1.948 million viewers. This is down 14% from last week's 2.264 million viewers and the second-lowest audience since The Blue Brand moved to Tuesday nights, barely beating The 1.921 million viewers from Election Night on November 8th, 2016, which was the last time the show drew under 2 million viewers. Outside of Election Night, this is the lowest SmackDown LIVE audience for a first-run non-holiday episode. This week's episode of SmackDown LIVE featured AJ Styles defeating The Miz in the main event.

SmackDown LIVE was #10 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Curse of Oak Island, Rachel Maddow Show, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Last Word, The Ingraham Angle, The Five, All In & Special Report. SmackDown LIVE was #3 in the 18-49 demographic this week, behind Curse of Oak Island & Below Deck.

The big draw on network TV at 8PM was NCIS on CBS, which drew 12.040 million viewers. The Conners drew 6.632 million viewers on ABC while The Voice drew 8.913 million viewers on NBC and The Gifted on FOX drew 2.020 million viewers.

In comparison, Monday's WWE RAW drew 2.285 million viewers, down from last week's 2.369 million viewers and the lowest viewership in RAW history.

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)

- November 13th Episode: 2.312 million viewers (Survivor Series Go-Home Episode)

- November 20th Episode: 2.150 million viewers (Survivor Series Fallout Episode)

- November 27th Episode: 2.264 million viewers

- December 4th Episode: 1.948 million viewers

2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers

2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode

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