Tuesday’s edition of WWE SmackDown Live from Austin, TX at the Frank Erwin Center on the USA Network averaged 1.948 million viewers, down from 2.264 million the previous week, according to ShowbuzzDaily. The episode was the second-lowest audience since the blue brand moved to Tuesday nights.
SmackDown had some notable moments including Charlotte Flair and Asuka vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, a SmackDown Women’s Title contract signing, Cesaro (w/Sheamus) vs. Xavier Woods (w/Big E, Kofi Kingston) vs. Jey Uso (w/Jimmy Uso) in a Triple Threat, Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy, and AJ Styles vs. The Miz.
WWE hyped the upcoming TLC PPV and the matches taking place at that show. In case you missed the show, you can check out the results here.
Despite WWE putting some together some intriguing segments for the show, this episode faced some solid competition. The show had to go up against was Hannity Rachel Maddow Show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Last Word, The Five, The Ingraham Angle, Special Report and The Story.
WWE will attempt to bounce back starting with next week’s episode. Charlotte Flair will battle Asuka in a singles match. Also, a rap battle will take place between The Usos, New Day, and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar on next week’s show.
Watch: Top 10 Moments from Tuesday’s SmackDown Live (12.4.18)