July 12, 2020 | News | No Comments
Following a night of record-low ratings for Raw on Monday, WWE got some relatively good ratings news when SmackDown’s numbers unexpectedly rose 8.5 percent to 2.183 million viewers for Tuesday night’s show.
Last night tied the June 12 show for SmackDown’s second-highest number since May 29.
SmackDown finished seventh for the night in total viewers on cable and returned to the top spot in the 18-49 demo with a 0.68 rating.
It wasn’t all good news for SmackDown, however, as the episode was down over 11 percent from the same week in 2017, which did 2.483 million viewers. The show did retain a higher-than-average 89 percent of Raw viewership from the night before.
This was the fourth straight week that SmackDown has declined over 10 percent in the year-to-year ratings, so that’s becoming a bit of a trend.
Here’s a look at the last 10 weeks of SmackDown numbers as opposed to Raw’s from the same week: