This week's WWE SmackDown, starred AJ Styles defeating The Miz in the main event. It drew 1.948 million viewers. This is down 14% from last week's 2.264 million viewers and the second-lowest audience since the blue brand moved to Tuesday nights, barely beating the 1.921 million viewers from Election Night on November 8th, 2016.
This was the last time the show drew under 2 million viewers. Outside of Election Night, this is the lowest SmackDown audience for a first-run non-holiday episode.
SmackDown was #10 for the night in viewership on cable, behind Curse of Oak Island, Rachel Maddow Show, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Last Word, The Ingraham Angle, The Five, All In and Special Report. SmackDown was #3 in the 18-49 demographic this week, behind Curse of Oak Island and Below Deck.
For these curious, here's the current list from the past month to now.
November 6th Episode: 2.088 million viewers (post-Crown Jewel episode, taped show from England)
November 13th Episode: 2.312 million viewers
November 20th Episode: 2.150 million viewers (post-Survivor Series episode)
November 27th Episode: 2.264 million viewers
December 4th Episode: 1.948 million viewers