This week’s WWE SmackDown episode, featuring the final hype for the WWE Stomping Grounds pay-per-view with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins defeating Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in a 2 of 3 Falls match, drew 1.859 million viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily.
This is down 3.7% from last week’s 1.930 million viewers for the post-Super ShowDown episode, and the third-lowest SmackDown audience for a non-holiday first-run episode in history.
SmackDown was #8 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle, Rachel Maddow Show, The Story, The Five and The Haves & The Have Nots. SmackDown was #2 in the Cable Top 150 18-49 demographic this week, behind Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which drew 1.668 million viewers. This ends a three-week run at #1 on the Cable Top 150 for SmackDown.
The big draw on network TV at 8pm was America’s Got Talent on NBC, which drew 10.003 million viewers.
To compare, Monday’s Stomping Grounds go-home edition of WWE RAW drew an average of 2.235 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.125 million viewers, which was the lowest non-holiday RAW viewership in history.
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: 2.199 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 35 episode)
April 16 Episode: 2.219 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup episode)
April 23 Episode: 2.072 million viewers
April 30 Episode: 1.833 million viewers
May 7 Episode: 1.931 million viewers
May 14 Episode: 1.827 million viewers (taped episode from London)
May 21 Episode: 1.983 million viewers (post-Money In the Bank episode)
May 28 Episode: 2.072 million viewers
June 4 Episode: 2.016 million viewers
June 11 Episode: 1.930 million viewers (post-Super ShowDown episode)
June 18 Episode: 1.859 million viewers
June 25 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