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WWE SmackDown Live ratings (Nov. 20, 2018): Numbers down after Survivor Series

Coming out of a pay-per-view (PPV) and with not much in the way of major live sports competition, WWE was probably optimistic about this week’s SmackDown audience.

Turns out, whatever interest might have been generated by promoting change in the face of a Raw sweep* at Survivor Series wasn’t nearly as much of a draw as the hot angle featuring Becky Lynch, and anticipation of news about her injuries, were on Nov. 13. The blue brand’s viewership was down 162K from the week prior, clocking in at 2,150,000 on Nov. 20

WWE had the seventh biggest audience among Tuesday’s cable originals, behind a college basketball game on ESPN, History Channel’s Curse of Oak Island, Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and several Fox News shows.

Ratings among 18 - 49 year olds were also down, dropping to a .69 share. That was the second best figure of the evening on cable, behind college hoops.

While we all hope The Man can get out of doctor jail by next Tuesday, here’s a list of SmackDown’s numbers from the past six months to chew on:

Nov. 13 - 2.31 million / .90
Nov. 6 - 2.1 million / .68
Oct. 30 - 2.11 million / .73
Oct. 23 - 2.09 million / .69
Oct. 16 - 2.55 million / .92
Oct. 9 - 2.1 million / .67
Oct. 2 - 2.1 million / .68
Sept. 25 - 2.19 million / .72
Sept. 18 - 2.28 million / .78
Sept. 11 - 2.23 million / .72
Sept. 4 - 2.32 million / .77
Aug. 28 - 2.35 million / .75
Aug. 21 - 2.44 million / .77
Aug. 14 - 2.19 million / .7
Aug. 7 - 2.2 million / .73
July 31 - 2.4 million / .75
July 24 - 2.34 million / .75
July 17 - 2.29 million / .74
July 10 - 2.18 million / .68
July 3 - 2.01 million / .54
June 26 - 2.14 million / .64
June 19 - 2.32 million / .78
June 12 - 2.18 million / .66
June 5 - 2.14 million / .67
May 29 - 2.2 million / .66
May 22 - 2.2 million / .68
May 15 - 2.3 million / .7
May 8 - 2.29 million / .71
May 1 - 2.44 million / .77

For complete results and the live blog for SmackDown this week click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here. For a full playlist of the show click here.

Source: Showbuzz Daily

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