As noted, this week’s WWE Raw hit a new viewership low for 2018, coming on the heels of the critically panned WWE Backlash PPV this past Sunday night.
This week’s WWE Smackdown, which featured more Backlash fallout along with three big Money in the Bank qualifying matches, followed in Raw’s footsteps and saw a sizable drop in viewership.
According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s WWE Smackdown viewership averaged 2.293 million, which is down from last week’s 2.436 million viewership average. Last week’s Smackdown featured final Backlash hype along with fallout from the Greatest Royal Rumble event.
This week’s WWE Smackdown was able to top last week’s show as the least watched episode since the October 31st, 2017 broadcast, airing on Halloween night.
This week’s WWE Smackdown ranked #9 in overall cable TV viewership.
Below are several highlight videos from this week’s WWE Smackdown:
The leader of The “Yes!” Movement tries to get back in the WWE Title picture by defeating Rusev to earn his way into the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
The Irish Lass Kicker gets Mandy Rose all to herself after SmackDown General Manager Paige bars Sonya Deville from ringside.
Cesaro looks to avenge Sheamus’ loss to Xavier Woods in a one-on-one battle with the New Day member.