Smackdown Viewership Down, Lowest Since Mid-June

Much like Raw's viewership numbers from this past Monday night, Smackdown Live's numbers were also down from last week.

Showbuzz Daily reports that the show drew 2.320 million viewers, down from last week's 2.467 million viewers by about six percent. Headlined by a match with Kevin Owens teaming with Sami Zayn to take on Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura, as well as Jinder Mahal calling out Brock Lesnar for a match at Survivor Series, It's the lowest number since mid-June.

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The usual culprits were the top rated shows of the evening, with NBA, MLB, American Horror Story, Mane Event and post-game coverages of both sports ranking above Smackdown for the night in the 18-49 demographic, landing in ninth place. In terms of overall viewership, Smackdown was also ninth for the night, with the MLB, NBA, MLB post-game, Rachel Maddow, Hannity and Tucker Carlson scoring higher overall viewership.

Monday Night Raw scored 2.688 million viewers, which was down from last week's 2.871 million viewers and was also the lowest since mid-June. This featured the return of Kane, who came in from under the ring to attack Roman Reigns, setting him up as the fifth person in the 5 on 3 main event match featuring the Shield at TLC.

AJ Styles vs. Samir Singh is scheduled for Smackdown Live next week, along with the return of Shane McMahon.

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