This week’s WWE Smackdown viewership drew a historically low number, as the Extreme Rules go-home show averaged 2.47 million viewers, down a little over 11% from last week’s show. This week’s Raw was the lowest watched episode of Monday Night Raw in the 25-year history of the show.
Despite the low number for Raw Monday night, WWE Smackdown Live this week was able to increase from last week, as this week’s show took in 2.183 million viewers, up from last week’s 2.013 million viewers.
This week’s show featured the in-ring return of Shinsuke Nakamura and a main event of The Artist facing his WrestleMania opponent and WWE Champion AJ Styles.
This week’s WWE Smackdown ranked #7 in overall cable television viewership.
Below are several highlight videos from this week’s WWE Smackdown:
The Phenomenal One and The King of Strong Style renew their legendary rivalry in a WrestleMania rewind.
It’s all-out chaos when Kane & Daniel Bryan join forces with The New Day to battle Harper, Rowan and SAnitY in SmackDown LIVE’s wild main event.
After suffering a blindside attack that put him on the shelf for several weeks, Sin Cara looks for payback on his former friend.
The Empress of Tomorrow and James Ellsworth collide in another battle of the sexes, this time with the SmackDown women’s division surrounding the ring to make sure the action stays in the squared circle.
The WWE Champion and United States Champion join forces to battle their WWE Extreme Rules challengers in this impromptu tag team showdown.