SmackDown Viewership Way Up For AJ Styles WWE Title Win


Tuesday’s taped edition of SmackDown Live from Manchester, England drew 2.603 million viewers, a sharp increase from 2.119 million for the previous week’s Halloween show.

By comparison, Monday’s taped RAW from Manchester drew 2.841 million viewers, down from 2.854 million the previous week.

The main attraction for SmackDown was WWE Champion Jinder Mahal defending against AJ Styles, which saw AJ winning the title in the main event.

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SmackDown was the 8th most watched show on cable for the night, behind Hannity, Curse of Oak Island, Rachel Maddow, Tucker Carlson, The Ingraham Angle, The Story and Special Report.

ESPN’s “30 for 30: Nature Boy” documentary on the life of Ric Flair averaged 1.831 million viewers.

Catch up on the Top 10 Moments from this week’s SmackDown Live: