Unlike Raw, WWE SmackDown was able to bounce back following a low.
ShowBuzzDaily reports that the Dec. 11 edition of SmackDown Live drew 1,977,000 viewers. This number is up from last week's 1,948,000 viewers, which was a 2018 low for the show. The show drew a 0.68 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic, up from last week's 0.66 rating in the same demographic.
SmackDown finished third among cable originals on the night. Below Deck on Bravo won the night with 2.1 million viewers and a 0.83 rating in the 18 to 49 demographic.
Top 5 Most Viewed WWE SmackDown (12/11) Videos on YouTube
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (595,000 views)
Rey Mysterio attacks Randy Orton with a chair (559,000 views)
Mustafa Ali vs. Daniel Bryan (519,000 views)
Mustafa Ali confronts Daniel Bryan to open the show (504,000 views)
Shane McMahon & The Miz vs. The Vegas Boys (362,000 views)