WWE SmackDown Draws More Viewers Than Any Other Wrestling Show Last Week

The final numbers are in for Friday’s WWE SmackDown on FOX and the show drew an average of 2.418 million viewers, according to Showbuzz Daily.

The updated numbers have the show doing a 0.5 rating in the 18-34 demographic, a 0.7 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, and a 0.9 rating in the 25-54 demo. SmackDown topped the night on network TV in the 18-49 demographic with the 0.7 rating. Hawaii Five-O and American Housewife, drew a 0.6 rating in the 8pm hour, while Blue Bloods drew a 0.6 rating at 10pm.

The early overnight numbers released on Saturday had the show averaging 2.442 million viewers over two hours – 2.390 million in the first hour and 2.493 million viewers in the second. The new numbers have the show doing an average of 2.418 million viewers, down from last week’s 2.877 million viewers.

Blue Bloods on CBS topped the night on network TV with 7.436 million viewers from 10-11pm. ABC’s Hawaii Five-O drew 6.339 million viewers in the 8pm hour.

The MLB ALCS game topped the night on cable in viewership and the Cable Top 150 18-49 demographic with 5.632 million viewers and a 1.32 rating.

To compare, last week’s pro wrestling viewership looks like this – Monday’s WWE Draft edition of RAW drew an average of 2.287 million viewers, down from 2.334 million viewers for the post-Hell In a Cell show; Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite drew 1.014 million viewers, down from 1.018 million viewers for the week before; WWE NXT drew 712,000 viewers, down from 790,000 viewers for the week before; Friday’s SmackDown drew an average of 2.418 million viewers, down from 2.877 million viewers for the Draft edition the previous week, and topping the week.

Below is our 2019 SmackDown Viewership Tracker:

January 1 Episode: 2.091 million viewers (New Year’s episode, taped)
January 8 Episode: 2.032 million viewers
January 15 Episode: 2.143 million viewers
January 22 Episode: 2.142 million viewers
January 29 Episode: 2.137 million viewers (post-Royal Rumble episode)
February 5 Episode: 1.841 million viewers (State of the Union competition)
February 12 Episode: 2.034 million viewers
February 19 Episode: 2.269 million viewers (post-Elimination Chamber episode)
February 26 Episode: 2.150 million viewers
March 5 Episode: 2.155 million viewers
March 12 Episode: 2.198 million viewers (post-Fastlane episode)
March 19 Episode: 2.208 million viewers
March 26 Episode: 2.393 million viewers
April 2 Episode: 2.141 million viewers
April 9 Episode: 2.199 million viewers (post-WrestleMania 35 episode)
April 16 Episode: 2.219 million viewers (Superstar Shakeup episode)
April 23 Episode: 2.072 million viewers
April 30 Episode: 1.833 million viewers
May 7 Episode: 1.931 million viewers
May 14 Episode: 1.827 million viewers (taped episode from London)
May 21 Episode: 1.983 million viewers (post-Money In the Bank episode)
May 28 Episode: 2.072 million viewers
June 4 Episode: 2.016 million viewers
June 11 Episode: 1.930 million viewers (post-Super ShowDown episode)
June 18 Episode: 1.859 million viewers
June 25 Episode: 1.921 million viewers (post-Stomping Grounds episode)
July 2 Episode: 1.890 million viewers
July 9 Episode: 1.853 million viewers
July 16 Episode: 2.122 million viewers (post-Extreme Rules episode)
July 23 Episode: 2.162 million viewers
July 30 Episode: 1.911 million viewers
August 6 Episode: 2.088 million viewers
August 13 Episode: 2.164 million viewers (post-SummerSlam episode)
August 20 Episode: 2.142 million viewers
August 27 Episode: 2.088 million viewers
September 3 Episode: 2.130 million viewers
September 10 Episode: 2.061 million viewers
September 17 Episode: 2.064 million viewers (post-Clash of Champions episode)
September 24 Episode: 2.099 million viewers (final USA Network episode)
October 4 Episode: 3.888 million viewers (FOX premiere)
October 11 Episode: 2.877 million viewers (WWE Draft episode, post-HIAC)
October 18 Episode: 2.418 million viewers
October 25 Episode:

2018 Total: 122.304 million viewers
2018 Average: 2.352 million viewers per episode

2017 Total: 132.401 million viewers
2017 Average: 2.546 million viewers per episode

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