WWE SmackDown Live Viewership Stays Steady Against MLB All-Star Game

WWE SmackDown Live
WWE SmackDown Live

Tuesday’s edition of WWE SmackDown Live from Manchester, NJ at the SNHU Center averaged 1.853 million viewers, which is slightly down from 1.890 million the previous week, according to ShowbuzzDaily.

The episode was expected to decline in viewership just like Monday’s RAW. The same episode last year drew 2.183 million viewers.

The biggest competition was against the MLB All-Star Game on FOX that drew 8.140 million viewers, which is down from 8.67 million viewers that the 2018 game scored. 

The show also had to go up against Hannity that did 2.939 million viewers, Rachel Maddow Show with 2.712 and Tucker Carlson Tonight that drew 2.439.

Matches that took place on this show include Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor in a non-title match, Nikki Cross vs. Carmella, Otis (w/Tucker) vs. Daniel Bryan (w/Rowan) and Xavier Woods (w/Big E) in a triple threat match, and Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler in the main event. 

In case you missed the show, you can check out the 5 takeaways from it here. WWE will attempt to increase viewership with next week’s episode, which should be interesting to see what number it pulls in.

Watch: Top 10 Moments from Tuesday’s Smackdown Live (7.9.19)