WWE SmackDown Viewership Drops With Superstar Shakeup Aftermath

This week’s WWE SmackDown, featuring The Miz’s return with fallout from last week’s Superstar Shakeup, drew 2.549 million viewers. This is down from last week’s 2.796 million viewers for the Shakeup episode. SmackDown featured Daniel Bryan on MizTV advertised ahead of time plus a six-man main event with Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev Day defeating Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and WWE Champion AJ Styles.

SmackDown was #6 in viewership for the night on cable, behind two airings of the NBA Playoffs, Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Rachel Maddow. SmackDown was #3 in the 18-49 demographic this week, behind the NBA Playoffs.

In comparison, Monday’s RAW drew 3.104 million viewers, down from last week’s 3.622 million viewers for the Superstar Shakeup episode.

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:

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