This week's WWE SmackDown, featuring WWE Champion AJ Styles defeating Baron Corbin in the non-title main event, drew 2.613 million viewers. This is up 6.7% from last week's 2.449 million viewers, which was the lowest blue brand viewership of 2018, and the lowest SmackDown viewership going back to the October 31st, 2017 Halloween episode that drew 2.119 million viewers.
SmackDown was #4 in viewership for this week on cable, behind Curse of Oak Island, Tucker Carlson and Rachel Maddow. SmackDown was #1 in the 18-49 demographic.
In comparison, Monday's RAW drew 3.282 million viewers, up from last week's 3.105 million viewers. It topped SmackDown viewership by 25.6%.
Below is our 2018 SmackDown Viewership Tracker:
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
January 30th Episode: 2.509 million viewers (Post-Royal Rumble 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:
2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode