The episode of SmackDown Live on Tuesday 20 was something special because the same day it was announced that Daniel Bryan had received medical discharge, so many of those who tuned the program did so to know what will happen to the General Manager of SmackDown facing WrestleMania.
SmackDown was the fifth most watched show of the night, behind other shows like Hannity or Rachel Maddow’s show. The program was first within the demography of interest, corresponding to ages between 18 and 49 years. It should be noted that it is the SmackDown program that has received the most audience in 2018.
The rating increased by 4% compared to the 2.771 million viewers of last week rose compared to last week, achieving 2 million 888 thousand. This not only means the best blue-brained audience of 2018 but also the best audience since the episode of April 11, 2017, which was the Superstar Shake-Up (3,105,000) and is the third-best rating since the 19 episode. July 2016, which was the premiere of SmackDown live (3,170,000).
SmackDown was number 5 in the audience for the second consecutive week on cable, behind Fixer Upper, Hannity, Rachel Maddow and Tucker Carlson. SmackDown was the number 1 of the night in the demographic group of 18-49, also for the second consecutive week.