This week's WWE SmackDown episode, featuring fallout from the WWE Fastlane pay-per-view with an advertised appearance by Vince McMahon, drew 2.198 million viewers. This is up 2% from last week's 2.155 million viewers for the Fastlane go-home episode.
SmackDown was #8 for the night in viewership on cable, for the third week in a row, behind Curse of Oak Island, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, Rachel Maddow Show, The Ingraham Angle, Last Word and The Five. SmackDown was #2 in the 18-49 demographic this week, behind Curse of Oak Island. Curse of Oak Island topped the night on the Cable Top 150 and in viewership with 3.464 million viewers.
The big draw on network TV at 8pm was NCIS on CBS, which drew 12.077 million viewers.
In comparison, Monday's WWE RAW drew 2.819 million viewers, up from last week's 2.783 million viewers for the Fastlane go-home show.
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: 2.150 million viewers
March 5 Episode: 2.155 million viewers
March 12 Episode: 2.198 million viewers (post-Fastlane episode)
March 19 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