9/6 WWE Smackdown go-home show for Backlash this Sunday sees overall drop in viewers on Tuesday night

This week’s 9/6 WWE Smackdown drew 2.45 million viewers on Tuesday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.

This is a drop from last week’s show that drew 2.84 million viewers. Smackdown came in at No. 3 overall on cable on Thursday night in the key 18-49 demographic. It ended up as the lowest viewed episode of Smackdown Live since the brand split.

Smackdown, headlined by a face-to-face confrontation between WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles ahead of the Backlash PPV on Sunday, averaged a 0.79 rating among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night. This is down from last week’s 0.91 rating.