SmackDown ratings remain consistent with last week's strong number
Tuesday night’s episode of SmackDown was watched by 2.576 million viewers, up three percent from last week’s total. It was the show’s third biggest number since the start of the Fall TV season.
It was a strong night for viewership on cable overall, with SmackDown only 11th for the night in total viewership. The show did finish third in the important 18-49 demo with a 0.79 rating, trailing only Curse of Oak Island and The Fixxer Upper.
As it has most weeks since moving to a live format on Tuesday nights, the show retained between 80 and 85 percent of the Raw audience from the previous night on the same network, this week settling in at 82.92 percent.
19 weeks into the brand extension, ratings remain much stronger on Tuesday nights with SmackDown averaging 2.465 million viewers, up from the 2.1 million range the show was doing at the end of its run on Thursday nights.
Here are the ratings for both Raw and SmackDown since the summer brand split: