WWE SmackDown Live Viewership Slightly Up For Final Episode On USA Network


Viewership is in.

Tuesday’s edition of WWE SmackDown Live from San Francisco, California at the Chase Center averaged 2.099 million viewers, which is up from 2.064 million the previous week, according to ShowbuzzDaily. 

The same SmackDown episode last year drew 2.193 million viewers. This was the final episode of the show on the USA Network as it moves to Friday nights on FOX starting next week. 

The episode was expected to decrease in viewership just like Monday’s episode of RAW did. RAW did have big competition in the way of the NFL regular-season game on ESPN. 

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The show had to go up against Hannity that did 3,861 million viewers, Rachel Maddow Show with 3,323 and Tucker Carlson Tonight that drew 3,412. Also, the show didn’t go up against any big sports-related competition.

Matches that took place on this show include Erick Rowan defeats Daniel Bryan, Chad Gable defeats Mike Kanellis, The Boss ‘N’ Hug Connection (Bayley & Sasha Banks) defeat Carmella & Charlotte Flair, WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Ali in a non-title match, The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) defeat The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel), and The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) defeat Fire And Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville). 

The show also featured a segment with Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon that served as the main event scene. 

In case you missed the show, you can check out the 5 takeaways from it here.

WWE is expecting to see a big increase in viewership for the first episode on FOX, which should be interesting to see what number it pulls in.

Watch: Top 10 Moments from Tuesday’s Smackdown Live (9.24.19)