SmackDown Viewership Decreases For Elimination Chamber Go-Home Show

Last night's episode of SmackDown Live, the "go-home" show for Sunday's Elimination Chamber, which featured an advertised Randy Orton vs. WWE Champion John Cena "first time ever on SmackDown Live" match in the main event, drew 2.627 million viewers, according to Show Buzz Daily. Last week's episode drew about 200,000 more, with 2.817 million viewers for the Royal Rumble fallout episode.

SmackDown managed to squeeze into the Top Ten in viewership on cable for the night, coming in at #10 behind Curse of Oak Island, Fixer Upper, The Haves & Have Nots, The O'Reilly Factor, Tucker Carlson, Hannity, The First 100 Days, Shadow of Doubt and Special Report. However, SmackDown was tops with the highly coveted 18-49 demographic coming in at #1.

By comparison, the previous night's episode of RAW averaged 3.115 million viewers, down half a million from last week's 3.615 million viewers.

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