Smackdown this week was taped from Manchester, England at the Manchester Arena. Usually, taped shows aren't known to do as well as live shows due to results being up ahead of time. However, Smackdown held pretty strong this week.
The episode drew an average of 2.617 million viewers, which is up nearly 4% from last week's episode which did an average of 2.520 million viewers.
The first hour pulled in 2.725 million viewers, but there was a drop in hour two to 2.510 million viewers.
It also pulled in an average of .85 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was strong enough to make it number one in that demographic for the night.