WWE SmackDown Viewership Garners Its Lowest Audience Of The Year Again

This week's WWE SmackDown, featuring a six-man main event with The New Day defeating Rusev, The Miz and Samoa Joe, drew 2.138 million viewers. This is down 2.6% from last week's 2.195 million viewers and a new 2018 low. This is also the lowest SmackDown viewership since the Halloween 2017 episode, which drew 2.119 million viewers. The last non-holiday SmackDown episode to do this bad was the June 13th, 2017 episode, which drew 2.072 million viewers.


SmackDown was #7 in viewership for the night on cable, behind Hannity, Tucker Carlson, The Ingraham Angle, Rachel Maddow, Last Word and The Five. SmackDown was #1 for the night in the 18-49 demographic on cable.

Hannity topped the night on cable in viewership with 3.159 million viewers. There was no competition from the NHL or the NBA on TV last night.

In comparison, Monday's RAW drew 2.525 million viewers, up from last week's 2.494 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: 2.590 million viewers
March 13th Episode: 2.771 million viewers (post-Fastlane episode)
March 20th Episode: 2.888 million viewers
March 27th Episode: 2.576 million viewers
April 3rd Episode: 2.467 million viewers
April 10th Episode: 2.952 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 34 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
May 8th Episode: 2.293 million viewers (post-Backlash episode)
May 15th Episode: 2.298 million viewers (taped show 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:


2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode