SmackDown Viewership Ticks Upward; Doing Well In Key Demographics

This week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown did an average viewing audience of 2.439 million viewers on FOX, which is up from the 2.415 million viewers from last week.

SmackDown also won the night on almost all the demographic breakdowns for network TV. It led in adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for both hours of the show. It was also the highest rated show for men 18-49.

Below is how the show did by hour:
8 PM: 2.540 million viewers
9 PM: 2.337 million viewers
Average: 2.439 million viewers

SmackDown Viewership Tracker:

Please note: Since the move to FOX on 10/4/19, we report overnight viewership numbers.

Aug. 20, 2019 – 2.142 million viewers
Aug. 27, 2019 – 2.088 million viewers
Sept. 3, 2019 – 2.130 million viewers
Sept. 10, 2019 – 2.061 million viewers
Sept. 17, 2019 – 2.061 million viewers
Sept. 24, 2019 – 2.099 million viewers (end of USA Network era)

Oct. 4, 2019 (FOX premiere)
8 PM: 3.920 million viewers
9 PM: 3.818 million viewers
Average: 3.869 million viewers

Oct. 11, 2019
8 PM: 2.925 million viewers
9 PM: 2.872 million viewers
Average: 2.899 million viewers

Oct. 18, 2019
8 PM: 2.390 million viewers
9 PM: 2.493 million viewers
Average: 2.442 million viewers

Oct. 25, 2019 (aired on FS1)
Average: 888,000 viewers

Nov. 1, 2019
8 PM: 2.605 million viewers
9 PM: 2.481 million viewers
Average: 2.543 million viewers

Nov. 8, 2019
8 PM: 2.725 million viewers
9 PM: 2.510 million viewers
Average: 2.617 million viewers

Nov. 15, 2019
8 PM: 2.445 million viewers
9 PM: 2.255 million viewers
Average: 2.35 million viewers

Nov. 22, 2019
8 PM: 2.701 million viewers
9 PM: 2.500 million viewers
Average: 2.600 million viewers

Nov. 29, 2019
8 PM: 2.350 million viewers
9 PM: 2.322 million viewers
Average: 2.336 million viewers

Dec. 6, 2019
8 PM: 2.536 million viewers
9 PM: 2.356 million viewers
Average: 2.446 million viewers

Dec. 13, 2019
8 PM: 2.536 million viewers
9 PM: 2.356 million viewers
Average: 2.446 million viewers

Dec. 20, 2019
8 PM: 2.493 million viewers
9 PM: 2.336 million viewers
Average: 2.415 million viewers

Dec. 27, 2019
8 PM: 2.540 million viewers
9 PM: 2.337 million viewers
Average: 2.439 million viewers

All data courtesy of Mitch Metcalf.