This week's WWE SmackDown, featuring the final hype for Sunday's WWE Fastlane pay-per-view, drew 2.590 million viewers. This is down 3.8% from last week's 2.692 million viewers. This week's show featured a Fatal 5 Way main event with Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and WWE Champion AJ Styles.
SmackDown was #4 in viewership for this week on cable, behind Curse of Oak Island, Rachel Maddow and Hannity. SmackDown was #2 for the night in the 18-49 demographic, behind the NBA.
In comparison, Monday's RAW drew 3.099 million viewers, down from last week's 3.180 million viewers. It topped SmackDown's audience by 19.7%.
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:
2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode
Source: ShowBuzz Daily