After the historic low viewership number of Raw last week, the numbers on the side of SmackDown had seen a decline too and the show had made some records for low ratings.
While this week’s episode of the show didn’t see a significant increase, it was still able to hold up the previous numbers against some tough competition, thanks to the Super Show Down.
The episode featuring the follow up from Super Show Down and matches like Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair and AJ Styles vs. Shelton Benjamin drew 2.135 million viewers.
This is a 1.9% increase from last week’s SmackDown episode which had a Becky Lynch-Charlotte Flair segment for the main event and had drawn 2.095 million viewers.
The Blue Branded Show ranked at #9 for the cable viewership of the night, behind shows like MLB Division Series game, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Ingraham Angle, Rachel Maddow Show, Special Report, The Story and The Five
With big returns like Ric Flair and Rey Mysterio announced for the upcoming SmackDown 1000 episode happening next week, the ratings are expected to see a temporary boost.
The interesting thing to see will be if the company is able to capitalize on this boost and turn enough heads towards SmackDown’s regular programs to see a steady increase in ratings.