WWE SmackDown Audience Rises, Was It Able To Beat RAW's Near-Historic Low?

This week's post-Survivor Series edition of WWE SmackDown, featuring a women's Battle Royal main event plus advertised returns by AJ Styles and SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch, drew 2.264 million viewers. This is up 5.3% from last week's 2.150 million viewers for the post-Survivor Series episode, which was the sixth least-watched show since the blue brand moved to Tuesday nights.

SmackDown was #9 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Curse of Oak Island, Hannity, Rachel Maddow Show, Last Word, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle, The Five and Special Report. SmackDown was #1 in the 18-49 demographic this week.

Broadcast numbers are not available yet due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

In comparison, Monday's WWE RAW drew its fourth lowest viewership in history with 2.369 million viewers, down from last week's 2.493 million viewers for the post-Survivor Series episode. It was closer than most weeks, as RAW only beat SmackDown by 4.6%.

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: 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: 2.183 million viewers
June 19th Episode: 2.315 million viewers (post-Money In the Bank episode)
June 26th Episode: 2.135 million viewers
July 3rd Episode: 2.013 million viewers
July 10th Episode: 2.183 million viewers
July 17th Episode: 2.293 million viewers (post-Extreme Rules 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
August 21st Episode: 2.437 million viewers (post-SummerSlam episode)
August 28th Episode: 2.350 million viewers
September 4th Episode: 2.319 million viewers
September 11th Episode: 2.229 million viewers
September 18th Episode: 2.281 million viewers (post-Hell In a Cell episode)
September 25th Episode: 2.193 million viewers
October 2nd Episode: 2.095 million viewers
October 9th Episode: 2.135 million viewers (post-Super Show-Down episode)
October 16th Episode: 2.545 million viewers (SmackDown 1000 episode)
October 23rd Episode: 2.087 million viewers
October 30th Episode: 2.110 million viewers (post-Evolution episode)
November 6th Episode: 2.088 million viewers (post-Crown Jewel episode, taped show from England)
November 13th Episode: 2.312 million viewers
November 20th Episode: 2.150 million viewers (post-Survivor Series episode)
November 27th Episode: 2.264 million viewers
December 4th Episode:

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

Source: ShowBuzz Daily

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