This week’s WWE SmackDown ratings are in, and for the first time in a few weeks, the show saw an increase in viewership this week as compared to last week.
Smackdown: 2.04 million
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) May 9, 2020
According to Showbuzz Daily, SmackDown on FOX Friday night drew an average of 2.040 million viewers. The numbers come from a first hour that drew 2.087 million viewers and a second hour that drew 1.992 million viewers. For a comparison, last week’s show averaged 1.885 million viewers, and the show two weeks ago averaged 2.005 million viewers.
In terms of pure viewership, SmackDown ranked seventh place on Friday night among network television.
Though this week’s viewership is up in comparison to the last two weeks, it is not all good news for WWE. The ratings are still very low compared to the show over the last few months. If the number holds when final viewership stats are published on Monday, it would still be the third lowest FOX SmackDown audience since the show moved to the network, only besting the last two broadcasts (May 1st and April 24th). So although the numbers are up slightly it still has to be a worry for Vince McMahon and FOX.