This week's WWE SmackDown, featuring WWE Champion AJ Styles losing to John Cena in a non-title main event, drew 2.692 million viewers. This is up from last week's 2.613 million viewers. This week's show featured Cena's return, Ruby Riott vs. Naomi and Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin advertised ahead of time.
SmackDown was #6 in viewership for this week on cable, behind Curse of Oak Island, Fixer Upper, America's Top Model 24, Hannity and Tucker Carlson. SmackDown was #1 in the 18-49 demographic for the second week in a row.
In comparison, Monday's post-Elimination Chamber RAW drew 3.180 million viewers, down from last week's 3.282 million viewers.
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: 2.692 million viewers
March 6th Episode:
2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode
Source: ShowBuzz Daily