For the second straight week, SmackDown posted its highest viewership total since the April 16 Superstar Shake-up episode. Tuesday night’s show averaged 2.162 million viewers, up two percent from last week.
There was little carryover from Monday’s huge rating for Raw Reunion. SmackDown only retained 69 percent of the Raw audience, the second-lowest percentage since the show’s move to Tuesday nights. Not so coincidentally, the lowest was the January 23, 2018 episode, which followed the Raw 25th anniversary show, which did over 4.5 million viewers. SmackDown followed with 2.58 million viewers that week.
For the second straight week, SmackDown had just under an eight percent drop year-over-year, the third week of the last four that the drop was in the single digits.
SmackDown finished sixth for the night on cable in terms of total TV viewers, trailing only news-related programming. It topped the 18-49 demo, as it does more often than not, with a 0.65 rating.
In other WWE-related ratings news, the return of Miz and Mrs. did a series-low 722,000 viewers. The caveat is that the show has usually followed SmackDown on Tuesdays but this week, Chrisley Knows Best — which did 1.151 million viewers — aired after SmackDown and Miz & Mrs. didn’t start until 10:30 p.m. Eastern. A sneak preview of the show aired Monday following Raw and did 1.123 million viewers, the highest audience total for Miz & Mrs. since the finale of the first set of episodes in August 2018.
Here’s a look at the last 10 weeks of SmackDown viewership as compared to Raw’s from the same week: