WWE SmackDown Viewership Up for the Episode After WrestleMania 35


This week’s post-WrestleMania 35 edition of WWE SmackDown, the biggest episode of the year with fallout WrestleMania 35, drew 2.199 million viewers. This is up from last week’s 2.141 million viewers for the go-home episode.

SmackDown was #8 for the night in viewership on cable, for the third week in a row, behind Hannity, Curse of Oak Island, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Five, The Ingraham Angle and Rachel Maddow Show. SmackDown was #1 in the 18-49 demographic this week. Hannity topped the night in viewership with 3.158 million viewers.

The post-WrestleMania 34 edition of SmackDown drew 2.952 million viewers in 2018, up from the previous week’s 2.467 million viewers, and ranked #3 in viewership and #1 in the 18-49 demographic. The SmackDown after WrestleMania 33 drew 2.885 million viewers while the post-WrestleMania 32 SmackDown drew 2.444 million viewers in 2016 but that was a taped show that aired on Thursday night.

The big draw on network TV at 8pm was NCIS on CBS, which drew 11.817 million viewers.

In comparison, Monday’s post-WrestleMania 35 edition of WWE RAW drew 2.923 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.639 million viewers for the go-home show.

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:

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

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