SmackDown drew 2.269 million viewers, up 11.6% from last week's 2.034 million viewers. This was also the highest rating for 2019, and the highest since the November 13th episode, which averaged 2.312 million viewers.
SmackDown was #9 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Rachel Maddow Show, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, The Five, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, The Curse of Oak Island, The Ingraham Angle and Special Report With Bret Bair. SmackDown was #1 in the 18-49 demographic this week. The Rachel Maddow Show topped the night in viewership with 3.066 million viewers.
In comparison, Monday's WWE RAW drew 2.771 million viewers, which garnered its best viewership since last September, up from last week's 2.462 million viewers.
Below is our 2019 SmackDown Viewership Tracker:
January 1 Episode: 2.091 million viewers (New Year's episode, taped)
January 8 Episode: 2.032 million viewers
January 15 Episode: 2.143 million viewers
January 22 Episode: 2.142 million viewers
January 29 Episode: 2.137 million viewers (post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 5 Episode: 1.841 million viewers (State of the Union competition)
February 12 Episode: 2.034 million viewers
February 19 Episode: 2.269 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 26 Episode:
2018 Total: 122.304 million viewers
2018 Average: 2.352 million viewers per episode
2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode
Source: ShowBuzz Daily