SmackDown Viewership Sees A Slight Bump This Week
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
This week's WWE SmackDown, featuring fallout from WWE Super Show-Down, drew 2.135 million viewers. This is up 1.9% from last week's 2.095 million viewers, which was the lowest number since July 3 of this year and the third least-watched show since the blue brand moved to Tuesday nights. This week's show featured a WWE World Cup qualifier main event with Randy Orton vs. Big Show. Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe in a qualifier plus Charlotte Flair vs. SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch were also advertised ahead of time.
SmackDown was #9 in viewership for the night on cable, behind MLB Division Series game, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle, Rachel Maddow Show, Special Report, The Story and The Five. SmackDown was #2 in the 18-49 demographic, for the second week in a row, behind the MLB game on TBS.
MLB topped the night on cable in viewership and the 18-49 demographic. The Yankees vs. Red Sox game 7.147 million viewers. The big draw on network TV was NCIS on CBS at 8pm, which drew 12.364 million viewers.
In comparison, Monday's WWE RAW drew 2.374 million viewers, barely up from last week's 2.302 million viewers, which was a new historic low for the show.