The last episode of SmackDown before the Elimination Chamber saw viewership drop to its lowest since January.
According to overnight numbers released by ShowBuzz Daily, the March 6 episode of SmackDown averaged 2.452 million viewers, down from the 2.716 million viewers the February 28 episode averaged. This week's episode was the least-watched episode since January 31 when that show averaged 2.423 million viewers.
In the 18-49 demographic, SmackDown averaged 0.7 rating, slightly lower than the 0.8 rating last week's episode drew. Among all primetime programs that aired on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CW for the day, SmackDown was the second highest rated show in that demographic, behind ABC's Shark Tank, which did a 0.8 rating
Hour 1: 2.579 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Hour 2: 2.326 million viewers, 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (3/6) Videos On YouTube:
Braun Strowman and nWo Too Sweet on SmackDown (345,000 viewers)
Tag Team Gauntlet Match (254,000 viewers)
Mandy Rose dismisses Otis' heartfelt apology (211,000 viewers)
For a full breakdown on viewership numbers from various wrestling programs, check out Fightful's resources page.