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Last night’s episode of WWE Smackdown Live drew a 1.56 rating, virtually even with the previous week’s 1.55 rating. Viewership was up 40,000 from last week, drawing 2.162 million viewers. If WWE was hoping for a post-Raw Reunion show bump for Smackdown, they didn’t get it, which doesn’t bode well for a bump for Raw next week, either.
That said, 1.56 was the highest rating since Apr. 16. One year ago, Smackdown drew a 1.64 rating. Two years ago, Smackdown drew a 1.73 rating.
The 2019 average so far for Smackdown is 1.51, down from the year-ago average through this week of 1.72.
The ten week rolling average is 1.45.
Smackdown finished atop all cable shows on Tuesday night among the key 18-49 demographic, drawing a 0.7 rating, edging “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” which drew a 0.6 rating.
The season premiere of “Miz & Mrs” finished tenth among 18-49 year olds with a 0.3 rating and 722,000 total viewers.