This week's WWE SmackDown episode, featuring the final build for WrestleMania 35, drew 2.141 million viewers. This is down 2.4% from last week's 2.393 million viewers, which was the best SmackDown viewership going back to the SmackDown 1000 episode on October 16, which drew 2.545 million viewers.
SmackDown was #9 for the night in viewership on cable, for the third week in a row, behind Curse of Oak Island, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five, The Ingraham Angle, Special Report, Rachel Maddow Show and Last Word. SmackDown was #2 in the 18-49 demographic this week, for the second week in a row, behind Curse of Oak Island. Curse of Oak Island topped the night on the Cable Top 150 in the 18-49 demographic and in viewership with 3.339 million viewers.
The big draw on network TV at 8pm was NCIS on CBS, which drew 11.891 million viewers.
In comparison, Monday's go-home WWE RAW drew 2.639 million viewers, up from last week's 2.589 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: 2.150 million viewers
March 5 Episode: 2.155 million viewers
March 12 Episode: 2.198 million viewers (post-Fastlane episode)
March 19 Episode: 2.208 million viewers
March 26 Episode: 2.393 million viewers
April 2 Episode: 2.141 million viewers
April 9 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