Smackdown maintained their ratings this week.
With 2.4 million viewers on average, Smackdown was close to the 2.5 millions viewers they averaged last week. The major difference being Smackdown was second among cable television for Tuesday. Last week, Smackdown came in third. This week they were only beat by the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game on TNT.
On YouTube, the most viewed videos included the two matches with pay-per-view implications. Sami Zayn versus Dolph Ziggler has had 587,000 views. Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin's match has had 414,000 views. In both of those matches, Ziggler and Corbin earned their way into the WWE World Championship match. The videos of Zayn and Owens jumping Corbin and Ziggler also received a considerable amount of views.
Bobby Roode's open challenge for the WWE United States champion has had the most views with nearly a million. That segment also involved Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal. Orton answered the open challenge but Mahal interrupted the two wrestlers.
Fightful Wrestling had live coverage and podcast for Smackdown. Next week's Smackdown is in Phoenix, Arizona and will feature a six woman tag match including the Riott Squad, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, and Becky Lynch.